Two Miles With My Six-year-old

Running Jogging Graph

  1. Start. “Mom, how do you turn this on again?” (I push the Garmin on button) “Thanks, Mom.” Takes off running.
  2. Runs down the street staring at Garmin.
  3. “Mom, has it been one minute yet?”
  4. “Mom, is it over one minute?”
  5. “I’m going to win, but I don’t care because it’s not a race.”
  6. “Mom, I’m thirsty. Let’s buy some water.”
  7. “Where are we going?”
  8. “Ok, the door where I go in every morning to go get in line at the school is the finish line. I think I’m going to win.”
  9. “I’m so thirsty. I need waaaaaaater.”
  10. He wins.
  11. “Can I play on the playground?” (Pause Garmin for 10 minutes.)
  12. “Wait, I forgot my drink! The drinking fountain isn’t working? I’m going to check and see if that’s true.”
  13. “I’m so thirsty.”
  14. “Whose mailbox is this? We should send a letter to Mr. Langdon and tell him he needs to do a drinks drive. My drinks drive will have tables for second grade, and third grade, and kindergarten, and everybody will bring drinks. That way, if anybody is thirsty, they can get a drink at the school. I think it will end on January 2. Let’s send a letter to Mr. Langdon so he gets it on Monday.”
  15. Walking uphill.
  16. New mysterious rule about “stop and stand completely still whenever you see a car” surfaces.
  17. Yelling to hurry up surfaces.
  18. Walking.
  19. “I’m so thirsty.”
  20. Turns onto cul de sac, sprints past me.
  21. He wins again.

It was a good run.

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