Saturday, September 25, 2004
First Annual Coronado Cruise
My day started early because I agreed to walk with Mom and Duncan at the First Annual Coronado Cruise. This is a two mile walk through the Coronado neighborhood to raise money for Coronado's physical education program. As the title suggests, this was the first time this event was held at Coronado. I thought the turn out was pretty good. The highest number on the entry tags everyone had to wear was 91. Not too shabby.
We started on time. A few people had brought their dogs. Duncan wanted to head back to the house and get Max but I nixed the idea. I knew Duncan would soon get tired of messing with the dog and then it would be my turn. A few people came prepared to run but most of us just walked.
I wasn't in any hurry so our pace was leisurely. My mom has asthma and can't keep up with me if I walk at a good clip. Plus we had to stop occasionally to deal with Cal.
Cal did well the first mile. He even walked/jogged the last little bit. Duncan also did well and didn't moan and groan near as much as I thought he would. The second mile however, was another story
We started off pretty good. Some people made a pit stop for drinks after that first mile but we kept on. A few stops put us way behind the main pack though and we ended up strolling by ourselves. Then just as we were nearing the home stretch, Cal decided he wanted my mom to carry him.
Now there was no way she could carry him and walk the last bit. And he had a perfectly good stroller to ride in. It's why we brought the freakin' thing. But he woke up kind of cranky this morning and decided that being carried by mammaw was what he wanted and nothing else would do.
So I got to be the mean mother and nip it in the bud. Unfortunately with Cal you can't just tell him "no!" in a stern voice. Nope, he has to have swats. So here we are, walking along a quiet neighborhood on a Saturday morning and Cal is screaming at the top of his lungs. I didn't let it bother me though and kept right on with my attempts to keep him in the stroller.
To keep him away from mom, who often takes pity on him and gives in, I picked up my pace and strolled away. Once Cal and I got to the parking lot he'd calmed down quite a bit so I let him out of the stroller so he could run around. Then after mom and Duncan arrived he decided to come unglued again and have a little meltdown in the grass. The picture to the right captures it in all its glory. I can only blame it on being tired and cranky. Oh and Cal was tired and cranky too.
We walked the two miles in less than an hour, which gave us a little time to rest at home before going to my cousin Kelsey's soccer game. She lives in Lawton but plays in a league that travels for some of their games. Sadly they lost.
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