Today, after a slow start, a long breakfast, quite a bit of coffee and a run around the park with the dogs (Well, half with the dogs...John and I ran around the paths, Sherlock and Mycroft played frisbee with the dogs in the middle, the dogs occasionally came and tried to trip us up), Mycroft and I headed off on the bike.
We didn't go too far, just for a spin out of town, a few different roads, nothing spectacular. And he mainly liked it. Well, he smiled when he got off...and I think it was because he enjoyed it, not because he was pleased to be off the back. He did say he didn't like filtering through the traffic much ("Because you never know what the other drivers might do - some of them are idiots.") We stopped and had a drink, then came back into town and went straight to the swimming pool, where we met John and Sherlock.
It was great, diving in a pool after an hour of getting hot in leathers. And Sherlock's swimming is really coming on, although now he's discovered the joys of throwing himself into the water, getting out, jumping back in again...it never gets old, when you're five, apparently.
Obviously that meant that Mycroft and I then had to bike it back home. Mycroft very kindly offered to go with John and Sherlock, because Sherlock was...less than happy about the situation. But that's just because Mycroft is a very good, kind young man, and John insisted he'd be fine. So Mycroft and I did the whole trip on the bike.
It will definitely be a good way to pick him up from school on days when the entire school is trying to get away for the weekend. And he looks great in his gear - you'd never think he was thirteen.
he showed quite a bit of interest in the bike and how to ride it. Although I won't take this as a sign he'll be itching to get his own wheels, because he's interested in everything...
Now I've got to decide what I'm going to do with my utterly filthy boyfriend, who's decided that one of me isn't enough...
Oh, and Danger...I bought everything I think I need to make curry for tomorrow night. I'll make it, take mine out, and then you can go mad with chilli and curry powder and whatever to ruin your bit with, okay? Thought I should make the effort to learn how to cook it.