Remy seems to enjoy going to races. I hear concerns about “dragging” one’s child to races they don’t want to go to, but I guess he’s still young enough to find entertainment just about anywhere, especially if it’s outdoors. This post describes what Remy did at USAT Tri Nats while Mommy raced.
Gary coached him to say “Go Mommy Go!” when he saw me. The thing is, he didn’t see me until after the race was well over and after the eternity spent in doping control. Yet, at first sight, I hear “Go Mommy Go!” I still loved it.
Additionally, races have the potential to be social events for Remy. Other little kids are almost always present and this race was no exception. Early on, I saw Remy in a crowd of little ones watching a guy use stretch cords to warm up for the swim. Gary says that he got his turn with the cords too.
The back of the room for the awards ceremony is kid-ville. We had all kinds of fun playing with cars, reading books and raising general havoc. Did I hear much of the ceremony? Nope. Did I realize that there was a picture of me in the slide show presentation before Gary told me about it later? Nope.
What else did Remy do while Mommy raced? Oh, the usual toddler boy kinds of things like sliding down a grassy embankment on his butt, climbing all over rocks, and opening all of the porta potty doors. How much fun was all that? So much that it warranted a 3 hour nap that afternoon. Big fun.