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wistful longers club has adjourned, for now

wistful longers club has adjourned, for now

May 29, 2007

You can’t always get what you want

but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.

new bike

No France, no crusty baquette, no flowing skirt or 18 yr old body.

But I got the basket.

Who knew that a seat carrying a toddler, wearing a Thomas the Tank Engine helmet, would be so much better than anything else I could have imagined. Except for the body of an 18 yr old.

Posted by Chris @ 5:15 pm  

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  1. Mir says:

    I love! And in that picture, you could pass for 18. (Also, you got your hair cut!)

  2. Anna says:

    I don’t know…I think you pretty hot! I certainly don’t look as good as you and I’ve only had the one kid! ;-)

  3. Heather says:

    Frankly, you look fabulous and most convincingly 18.

    I love the bike. My mom and sister just got one too… now I am thinking I should finally learn to ride one.

  4. Mary (MPJ) says:

    Um, what the heck did you look like at 18?!

  5. The Veggie Vixen says:

    What? You’re not 18?!

    It’s a very nice picture and you look great.

  6. Someone Undisclosed says:

    No, all you got is the body of a 19 year old. Lucky bitch.

  7. Elinor says:

    I agree that not much beats carrying a kid on a bike. We just put our 9-month old in a front-mounted seat (a bit earlier than recommended but it’s so much FUN to be able to bike again!) You two look like you’re having so much fun!

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Ahh, these are the photos you will show your daughters-in-law someday and they will perhaps despise the fact that you were this together, but with luck, your boys will pick girls who get it and say “my mother-in-law is the coolest!”

    Except Miles - if you feel about him like I do about my youngest DS, he must stay little. Mine had promised to live with me forever, but now at age 6 he is thinking maybe he’ll buy the house next door. Not to live in, just for his wife and kids. He will go and play with them every night after work for a while before he comes back home.

    I’d worry if I weren’t quite sure it won’t last.

  9. Carolynn from Western Australia says:

    Chris I think you look fantastic. I would love to have the body you have. For someone who has had 7 children you have managed to keep ourself in GREAT condition, in fact you probably have a better body than a lot of 18 year olds.

    You all must look great out there together on your bikes. Hubby and I bought bikes a few years ago with great intentions but you know how it goes, oneday.

    Love CJ :-)

  10. Amy Girl says:

    What a great picture. Have fun.

  11. Melanie says:

    You guys are the epitome of cuteness! This, though, is when you wish you lived someplace really, really flat, because biking is easier on flat surfaces.

    And, I bet you’re sick of hearing it, but how the hell do you look so good after 7 kids??

  12. Susan says:

    Yes yes you are totally cute, but look at your SHOOOOOES! They are the BEST.

  13. Mary W says:

    We have the same shoes :-)

  14. liz says:

    Everyone will always ask you if that’s you with your oldest when he was a baby, ’cause YOU LOOK THAT GOOD.

  15. Susan says:

    I’m pretty convinced that, at 18, you must’ve looked like a toddler.

  16. Megan L. says:

    Isn’t it fun to get your wish?

    BTW, I didn’t look that good till I was 50.

  17. Brigitte says:

    You do look very happy!

    But part of me is still longing for that 3rd wheel.


  18. diana says:

    Love the bike! The basket is awsome!!!

  19. cce says:

    Bicycle days are here at long last. Enjoy and congrats on looking so terrific!

  20. Katrina says:

    Great picture - looks like a lot of fun! I’m 20 and you look much better than me. You are my inspiration for when I have my 7 kids. (2 down - 5 to go)! :)

  21. peepnroosmom says:

    You look beautiful, dahling! Miles looks so happy.
    By the way, I got my issue of Good Housekeeping in the mail and I love your article! You are famous! Every time Roo sees the magazine he says “high five” to Diana because she is waving. Cute.

  22. Ashley says:

    oh but you do have a cute figure. and you both look so adorable and happy. Im 7 months preggo and feel like a blimp, oh how i want my body back.

  23. maggie says:

    Nice basket! What fun.

  24. Michele says:

    You look great and Miles looks so happy. OK, now to the nitty gritty what shoes are they?

  25. maria says:

    uh - you do have the body of an 18 yr old - seriously - you look like a teenager - if you weren’t so articulate and funny I’d hate you.

    Hope your weekend is great.

  26. Julia says:

    Well 18 yo body or not, but my four year old, when he saw your picture, had asked me “where is this girl and a boy are going”? Second question was: “Can I go with them?” :)

  27. poppy fields says:

    I am wistful! I would love to have a bicycle with a basket.

  28. Allanna says:

    Dang! You look GOOD!

    And the basket is darling. As is the child in the seat behind you. ^_^

  29. Rae says:

    You kinda DO look like you have the body of an 18-year-old!

  30. Karen says:

    You could easily pass for 18!!! Very nice picture - don’t know how you have the time . . .

  31. Suzanne says:

    I just bought that same bike (I believe it is the Trek…7100?) on almost the same day. Weird. Both of my kids mastered the two-wheeler, and with gas prices… we are a biking family now.