Posts Tagged ‘twins’

Winter ended months ago. I didn’t ride to work at all in January. Just walking five hundred feet from the house was a chore. It was pretty miserable all around and it lasted forever. Here’s the day in late February when the ice that froze the gate in place melted enough that we could get […]


What does a day look like if the bakfiets is your car? It looks pretty much like any other day, only maybe you need a little extra time to get it all done because you’re going to be a little slower about it. What did I have to accomplish on Halloween? Take the kids to […]


I have the good fortune in the work that I do to have met a few Dutch people this year. When the conversation inevitably turned toward cycling, they all said the same thing: “The Dutch are born on bicycles.” The reason all that fantastic infrastructure works so well is because people start learning to use […]


One toddler out for dinner is a task. Two toddlers out for dinner can border on torture—for everybody in the restaurant. This summer we had to decide whether we would be prisoners of our own creation or if we would take the children out to eat. We took them out to eat. It sometimes bordered […]


Thank you for the kind words of encouragement, concerned passer-by! Fortunately, for every grouchy old man on the street who disapproves of the bakfiets, we pass dozens of others who are fascinated by the whole endeavor. We met old man on the way to the twins’ 15-month doctor’s appointment this afternoon. On the way back, […]


Picnic dinner

05Apr10

We took a ride to the river path a few weekends back. The path starts five miles from here. In previous years, before kids, we’d taken a direct route, most of which was along a road with a 45mph stretch. This year we wound through the neighboring downtown along quiet residential and mostly empty industrial […]