Really-- for the most part, I guess you could call me a fan of the show. That was until this morning. I took the bakfiets on an ambitious mission, riding all three boys to a playground in the next town over. I actually didn't realize how ambitious it was until I was halfway there. In the past, we had always driven there by car, and I never realized just how many long, gradual uphills there were on the way. Even in first gear, I was pumping as hard as I could, my thighs screaming at me. I was breathing heavily, starting to pant, when a three-year-old voice called out from the front box, "We need more power!"
And because I was sweating and panting and wondering just why the heck we didn't just go to the local playground and how I was actually going to get us to our destination, I didn't appreciate F's mimicking of Leo's catch phrase from the show. We did need more power. But it was just me, our bakfiets, and my nearly-40-year-old-out-of-shape legs.
We did eventually make it to the playground and I gotta say-- the return trip home was sweet, cruising down all those long, gradual downhills, wind in our faces.