Sometimes I withhold information from Errol. Usually it’s regarding logistics. He’s often skeptical of my scheduling schemes. I think the kids can handle it. He doesn’t. Most of the time they fall somewhere in between our expectations.
Today I took all kids on an errand. Thom’s bike needed to be left at his soccer club’s field. Bikes aren’t allowed on trams or buses so we had to walk it.
The field is 3K from our house, and it took a good 45 minutes. I had some tired little boys; but, miraculously, their strength returned after a bakery stop.
When we met up with Errol, everyone was at full speed for soccer at the playground. Errol had no idea about our little adventure. It’s always a thrill to surprise him with our kids’ stamina.