Merrik turns everything into a contest. We headed down to the beach trail in the afternoon recently and he was so excited that Maliea is now “riding” her bike. She doesn’t pedal but pushes herself along with her feet. I usually end up pushing her from behind to catch up with Merrik and after an hour head home with a kink in my neck.
Of course Merrik always wins the race as he is the one who sets the rules. But every once in awhile he is generous and claims “Everyone wins this one mommy!” I know I always win with two of the funniest, cutest and keep-me-on-my-toesest kids around.