We had an adventurous day over Memorial Day weekend as Brooks got to ride in the bike trailer and swim for the first time both in the same day!
Bike the Drive is an annual event in Chicago where they shut down Lakeshore Drive to cars and open it up to thousands of bike riders from 5-11am. We hooked up the chariot and rode from our apartment downtown. I have to admit that I was skeptical as to how it would go as the forecast called for chilly rain and we weren’t sure how Brooks would like the ride, but it went surprisingly well and Brooks even fell asleep for part of his ride:
Later that afternoon, the three of us went to the pool at our neighborhood gym and had so much fun! Brooks rocked his swim diaper/speedo and besides being a little cold (not the warm bath water he is used to) he did great. We dipped him under the water a few times and tried to encourage him – his face when we brought him up was PRICELESS — sheer surprise/horror/confusion. We had to earn his trust back.
We did capture one of these dips on video, Brooks goes swimming, if you want to watch!