Sundays Are For Sebastian #193

Sebastian is my nine-year old and he says some of the funniest things–we have no idea where he gets his material since his mother and I are rather boring, serious people.

I have a stationary bike set up in the house so that I can ride during foul weather (or, in the case of my new home in Houston, if it is three thousand degrees outside). For years, Sebastian has asked if he could ride it. Convinced that he saw it as simply another toy to master, I have always refused, fearing that he would either injure himself or worse, damage the bike.

Recently I relented.

Sebastian: “Can I ride the exercise bike, pleeeeeaaaassssee?”

Me: “Sure.”

Sebastian: “Really??”

Me: “Sure.”

Pause.

Sebastian: “Do I need to wear my helmet?”

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About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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2 Responses to Sundays Are For Sebastian #193

  1. Manu Stanley says:

    Better let him wear the helmet. I think that might also be out of curiosity. 🙂

    Like

  2. Myas says:

    Conscientious young man…

    Like

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