This morning the boys and I set off to run errands. We stopped at the playground first to make sure all yayas were sufficiently run out. I decided on taking the Mundo today because we needed to go shopping. Last time Big Brother rode the Piccolo, he said that it made his knee hurt. It might be that he's still too short to reach the pedals or just that he was tired of riding back there. Either way, I didn't want to make him pedal if he didn't want to. However, with two kids in the Bullitt box, there's not much leftover room for groceries.
It was really nice riding the Mundo again. I love that bike!
I let both boys sit on the deck this morning because we were all in such a great mood. It was a tight fit and I kept kicking LB's swinging feet. When we left the park, Big Brother decided it was too cramped and opted for the Peanut Shell instead.
When we arrived at Trader Joe's, wouldn't you know it, our spot was taken by another giant Mundo. Ugh, cargo bike parking problems!
We squeezed in around Jarrod's awesome bike and left them there to cuddle.
After filling the Mundo up with almost a full cart of groceries and the two monsters, I started thinking about how nice it would be to get rid of the Peanut Shell. Now that Little Brother can ride on his own, surely he's close enough to be trusted on stoker bars, maybe it was time to upgrade to Monkey Bars?
I got my answer about a mile from home when I stopped at the ATM. I turned around in time to see LB's eyes roll back in his head. He was falling asleep and I couldn't stop it! I had a bag of groceries bucked into the PS and we were so close to home that I thought we'd be fine. Instead, I could tell by the helmet bashing into my back that he wasn't going to stay awake. I enlisted BB's help to keep his arms tightly around his little brother and I rode mostly one-handed to keep LB from tipping over. It was a bit precarious but we made it! I got the sleepyhead into bed, took off his shoes and helmet and he's been there for the last 2 hours. If he had been in the PS or the Bullitt, I'd have just left him in the backyard.
I'll have to make him ride a lot this afternoon to make sure he goes to sleep tonight.