I am a BIG nester so moving around a lot as a kid was pretty hard. I felt the need to secretly "leave my mark" on every house we had growing up as a way of staying forever connected. Funny thing is, a few years ago I met a man and his children at a friend's party. I started talking to his little girl and we found out that we shared the same birthday. She then started to tell me a crazy story about an odd coincidence she found while hiding in her closet not long ago. Here dad and her brother came over engaging in the conversation as well as she excitedly told me that it was a sign that the "room" was "meant" for her. I asked what it was and she said "I found MY birth date already carved into the wall with a smiley face next to it!". The father and son nodded along to assure me that she wasn't making it up. It really WAS there, just like she said. Of course, I didn't need their assurances because I had no doubt what she said was true. I then asked the little girl if the initials, A.M. were under the smiley face and with a huge smile she screamed out "YES!" followed by everyones mouth dropping open:) Small world eh?
Mary's Childhood Bedroom House Call | Apartment Therapy Chicago
|2/3/10 6:29 PM|
i tried one of the bakfiet cargo bikes out a few months ago and absolutely loved it! they sell them here in st.augustine florida and i was pleasantly surprised at how easy and safe it was to ride. it was great to interact with my 4 year old while riding and be able to keep an eye on my younger infant son as well. the cargo bed can actually hold 200lbs and with 3 gears, it wasn't much harder than just riding myself around. i am saving my pennies(okay, dollars), i think it's well worth it. the company might have a website like dutchbike.com or something similar.
Blogging the NYT: Bike Carriers
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