Saturday, January 17, 2009

Son of a runner!

Twice this week my son demonstrated very clearly that he is, indeed, a son of a runner.

1. My new Brooks arrived on Monday. I was busy and didn't have a chance to open the package right away so it sat inside the front door, waiting. And basically mocking my non-runningness. Every time Conal would walk past the package, he'd point and make some sort of questioning sound (no, he doesn't really have words yet. But he's working on it. I promise.).

Finally, on Wednesday, he'd had enough: he decided to take matters into his own hands.

I was in the kitchen. He dragged the package from the front door, stopped right in front of me and demanded that I open it (yes, demanded. No, not with words but with action. Tugging and pointing action. I'm fluent in todder-ese.) I submitted to his demands. As I was cutting open the bag, Conal began clapping his hands. Then twirling around and stopping quickly to squat and check things out. Once the bag was open, I pulled out the first box of shoes and he squealed. Stomped his feet and squealed. I pulled the other box out and, yep! More squealing. Baby likes it when mama gets a new pair of shoes.

He then tore open one of the boxes, pulled out my shiny new kicks and put them on his feet.

And then he tired of them and went to find his Thomas book.

2. The second demonstration came before my run on Wednesday. I was sitting on the stairs, re-lacing my new sneaks when Conal walked over to me and handed me The Stick. Without prompting. Mom in running gear = Mom using The Stick, I suppose. Smart little guy.

So, there you have it. My proof that young Conal is a son of a runner!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, everyone!

23 comments:

Melanie said...

Love the new look! LOL @ your son squealing at the new shoes! Very cute.

Stacey said...

Very cute post. I love the excitement of a new pair of shoes! I sometimes jump and squeal too! ( :
I like the new look too! Have a great weekend.

Stuart said...

That's so cute!

Kids are so obvious and motiveless, it's very refreshing!

I Run for Fun said...

Awww...so precious. I was just picturing that! Definitely a runner's son!

ECrunnergirl said...

That is soo sweet! How cute! Yup, definitely a runner's son and true supporter :-)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Son of a runner, that kid is cute!

Denise said...

Cute!! He'll probably grow up to be just like his mommy!

J said...

First I love the new look on your blog! Very pretty! Second, your son sounds so cute! He seems to be a quick learner!

D10 said...

Now, you have someone to share in the excitement. Very cute.

Dani said...

Oh my gosh. Too funny - Easton often looks at me and says "Mommy you go running?" yup. No way to ignore that, even when it's 10 below zero...

Marcy said...

LOL this post was cute ;-)

I am loving the new look too! Very nice.

Diana said...

How great is that? You are such a great role model for your son!

The Laminator said...

Very cute. Toddlers know when mom's a runner. Haha.

aron said...

soooo cute :)

RunnerMom said...

Your little one is so smart. I wonder how old he'll be when he does his first one-mile fun run at one of your events?

Marlene said...

HAHAHA! That's hilarious and adorable!

BeachRunner said...

That's awesome. What great memories and moments. He is a smarty. But you better keep training, because before you know it he will be running PAST you. :)

RunToFinish said...

a kid that gets excited about you getting shoes, now that is a keeper ;)

Julianne said...

Son of a Runner? LOL! I love the title. :-)

And I love the new look!!

lindsay said...

too cute!!! love your new look too!

Vava said...

Smart kid! Though if you have a shoe addiction, like my wife does, this encouragement can lead to something potentially unhealthy (such as a closet full of shoes!).

Most important Conal is a happy little guy that his Mom is running, and that's awesome!

Roisin said...

I love the toddler stop-n-squat method of checking things out.

Lainie said...

Very cute story. I don't run much but I have a 3-year old who wants to lift weights with me. He gets out my little pink weighted ball (which I actually haven't used myself) when I'm getting out my weights. Then he gets out my second mat when I go to stretch and stretches with me. :)

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