How a post on bike riding ends up with Alice Cooper…??

(photo courtesy of nowthatsnifty.blogspot.com)

Wow, that’s about 10 minutes of my life I won’t get back. I was thinking of the things that Jack and I talked about while we rode our bikes today. We covered a lot of ground from bugs to bad guys and everything in between. Then I remembered the “School’s out for the summer” song that I taught Jack this year on his last day of first grade. We sang some of that as we pedaled through the woods. So of course I had to Google Alice Cooper and read the entire wiki on his first big hit! Interesting, kind of…


It was Jack’s longest ride ever (perhaps mine too!) 5.5 miles. I have a sore “A” and a cut up shin from trying to avoid hitting him and then wiping out gloriously on the trail in front of a few other parents and kids. I tried to play it off so cool.

Jack: Why do mosquitoes just love us! (swat swat)

me: They drink blood. We have blood.

Jack: Can’t they eat a cracker? Oh, look, if I run around in a circle, they can’t land on me (puff puff)

me: We have to start riding again, okay? Those walkers passed us like 3 times…

Jack: Let me finish my snack… here little mosquito, want a cracker??

me: Alright, ready?

Jack: Yeah…so how far do you think we went?

me: (Glancing back and noticing that the start of the trail was still visible) Not very far…

Jack: Then let’s GO! (he zooms off)

me: So is this as fun as you thought it would be?

Jack: Oh yeah, this is awesome! On your left! (he’s a pro at passing people)

People: Hey it’s you guys again!

me: Yeah, we keep stopping for breaks and you keep walking by us again heh heh…

Jack: Mom needs lots of breaks! (much laughter from people and Jack is proud of his joke)

me: Oh very funny mister!

Jack: I dreamed that bad guys were coming to our house. How are we safe from bad guys!!??

me: We have an alarm, so that helps.

Jack: Maybe I should stay up at night and watch.

me: That’s what Daddy and I do. We’re light sleepers. Plus we have attack kitties.

Jack: Oh Ed will run away for sure.

me: What about Bella?

Jack: She’ll slice em to pieces.

me: Totally!

Jack: (he sighs…) I love summer vacation. What’s that song again?

me: School’s out for the summer!

Jack: Yeah! (He starts singing it loudly as he is being passed by a toddler on a bike with training wheels)

me: Can we maybe speed it up please?

Jack: Oh, I was giving your legs a break.

me: Sigh…

6 thoughts on “How a post on bike riding ends up with Alice Cooper…??”

  1. Great boy you have there. Oh and question?? Are your kitties named after Edward and Bella from Twilight?? If not sorry they’re always in my head…hehe :0)


    1. Thanks, he is SO great!! 🙂 You know, everyone asks me that about the cats, but alas no…they’re too old! Ed is 10 and Bella is 8. I know the movies are not that old, but have the books been out awhile? I never read them. 😦 Ed is named after his Dad, Edgar, and Bella is named after an Italian ice stand that we visited at an NYC street fair. Ooohhh trivia! I don’t think anyone else knows this but you!


      1. The first book came out in 2005. So they missed it. Hey maybe…just maybe the books stole the cats name, but for certian reasons change the name Edgar to Edward. :0)


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