SportTman is 15 years old and 6ft. 3in tall! How did this happen?!!?! My big teen young man!
Well the big 15 year old and I went on a 15 mile bike ride along the C & O Towpath into Washington DC last Monday. We started in Great Falls, Md and ended in Georgetown just outside of Washington, DC.
We had a blast, the ride was filled with adventure, it was such a diverse trail, one minute we would be in the middle of no where, in a swampy area filled with blue herons, and ducks. 10 minutes later we are riding under a bridge carrying all the DC traffic on the beltway.
I quickly realized our adventure was so much more than an adventure……..I had my 15 year old teen all to my self for 2 hours. No cell phone distractions, no friends around, just the two of us riding the trail together.
We bonded, we talked, we enjoyed some quiet moments, we enjoyed just being together. And as I travel the sometimes rocky waters of being a mom to teenagers, I realize that it is these moments that are so vital to making the passage through those waters a lot easier!
The gift of time spent together, it is such a powerful part of those teen years. I had such a blast with my teen, and believe it or not, he would say the same thing!