Another week in the books. And it was a great week. Was fortunate enough to have meals with several amazing friends. Went to a few stores. Everything went smoothly, except...
On Wednesday, the baby and I went for a walk in the park. We are quite lucky to live across from a huge park with a 1.5 mile trail encircling it. The park includes a huge pond with a large amount of fish, ducks, turtles, and other wildlife. It is a really great place to bring kids and have a good time.
As the baby and I were walking around the pond, I decided to indulge the baby in one of his favorite activities - chasing the geese. On this day, because it was so hot, most of the geese were at the top of a big hill underneath some trees that overlook the pond. I began to push the running stroller down the hill after the now running and honking geese (why they do not fly away, I will never understand).
Thankfully, I am not allergic to bee stings. More thankfully, however, I composed myself in time to get a grip on the running stroller before it raced down the hill into the pond. It would not have been a good day if my son had ended up in the pond. Luckily, I didn't have to explain anything to my wife when she returned home from work.
So the lesson learned: Do not let go when pushing a running stroller down hill towards a large open body of water.
Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July!