Thursday, August 5, 2010
After thinking about Cece's fears, I recalled a race that I signed our family up for back in the spring. It was called the "Black Sheep" 5K and it was called so for people running with strollers, running with dogs, or running with ear buds. I thought this was a great opportunity to take Cecelia for a run in our jogging stroller donated by a class parent. It was not until that day, upon arrival, that I thought, hmmm...perhaps this was not my best plan as I looked around at what seemed like millions (not really) of dogs. Did I mention that Cecelia doesn't like dogs. At this time she was still bursting into sobs when she saw a dog move toward her. Now, always looking at the positive - this may have made me run faster, in an effort to stay ahead of the dogs so that she wouldn't see them and she'd never know they were there. She did do well, especially since we swiveled the stroller around any time a dog was near. The trouble with this particular fear is that dog owners don't always realize the fear that dogs can strike in the hearts of 9 month old babies. But it was manageable, and Jeff won this cool hat.
Oh, and that was fun, having the organizers announce our names (uh, starts with a z...) not once, but three times. Jeff won a prize in the category for running with ear buds and I won a prize in the category for running with a stroller. I got third. There were three women running with strollers. You do the math.