If your four year old asks to go on a bike ride, you’ll head to the trail.
If you head to the trail, you should probably pack some water.
If you pack some water, she’ll want to stop and drink it.
If she stops to drink it once, she’ll want to stop to drink it again.
If she stops to drink it every thirty seconds, Mommy will start to get a little aggravated.
If Mommy gets a little aggravated, she will take a deep breath and try to think of something.
If she takes a deep breath, she’ll decide to challenge the girl to ride for one whole minute without stopping.
If she rides for one whole minute, Mommy will challenge her to do two.
If she does two, she will catch on and not want to play that game anymore.
If she doesn’t want to play anymore, Mommy has to think of something new.
If Mommy thinks of something new, she’ll let the girl take a picture after every three minutes.
If she takes a picture every three minutes, there won’t be a whole lot of new material.
If there isn’t a whole lot of new material, Mommy will have to to come up with something motivating AGAIN.
If Mommy really thinks, she’ll decide to tell a story.
If she tells a story, it will most definitely be the mouse and cookie kind because that’s the only thing she can make up on the spot.
If she tells a mouse and cookie kind of story, the girl will ride for six whole minutes without stopping.
If she rides for six whole minutes without stopping, she’ll remember how much fun bike rides can be.
And tomorrow if she remembers how much fun bike rides can be, she’ll ask you to take her on another bike ride.