Friday Five: The Wildebeest Edition


Wildebeest didn’t have school yesterday so we spent time together.

1)  I drove him to Boulder so he could run two miles on a treadmill to get a qualifying time
for the BolderBoulder on Memorial Day.

2)  While in Boulder, we took our recyclables to the recycling center
where Wildebeest impressed me with his knowledge of paper board vs cardboard.

3)  As we drove back on Highway 93 (which is a beautiful drive along the foothills), we watched
a courageous (foolhardy?) bird repeatedly harass a much larger hawk.

4)  We talked about many things, including the fact that because a person’s sexuality encompasses
much more than a sex life, it’s reasonable to discuss Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s sexuality.

5)  Last, we went to the DMV so Wildebeest could get his learner’s permit, and watched as a woman
backed a long, white pickup truck into a sign post right before a crying teen girl ran over and got in
the passenger’s seat (after flunking her own driving test?)

The time was filled with lots of driving and waiting, plus a scraped knuckle at the recycling center,
but it was still a very nice afternoon.

Wishing everyone scintillating conversations and teen bonding experiences this weekend!

6 thoughts on “Friday Five: The Wildebeest Edition

  1. I’m glad he got his qualifying time 🙂 I love that drive on 93 — sometimes I’ll take the kiddos down to Boulder just so we can make the drive. I can’t wait until my kiddos are old enough for more complex chats like that!


    • I’m glad he got his time, too. It’s pretty boring running on a treadmill as you stare at a wall. Highway 93 is wonderful, although my neighbor had the camper shell blow off the back of her truck driving there one day! Wildebeest is always good for a complex chat. 🙂

      Have a good weekend, Robin.


  2. That is awesome! Conversations with my teen lately are more like “Would you please take out the trash now?”



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