A.M. Total of 12 miles. Benjamin did 7, Jenny 4, Julia 1, Jacob 2, Joseph 3, William 1. William ran a new mile PR - no hand, no stopping, loop wheel-measured course in 9:05.3. His splits were 2:23, 2:20, 2:15, 2:07. This is also our family record for the 4 year old age division. Although unmeasureable, I do believe this is also a record for me and Benjamin for getting a stubborn and temperamental child to run. Of all the children we've had William wins the prize for being difficult hands down. So far the order of contention for this questionalble prize of all the children 4 and older is William, Joseph, Benjamin, Julia, Jenny, and Jacob.
I have frequently joked that William and Joseph somehow managed to have been born into a Protestant religion, and we have to teach them that Latter-Day Saints have nothing to protest against since we are the restored church. We have the truth that came by revelation, we establish the doctrine, we do not need to protest.
I do not think I could have this alone without Benjamin's help. Now his former 4-year-old stubbornness comes handy - he is young enough to remember wanting to be difficult, but old enough to think of ways to encourage his brother to overcome it. A witness to myself, who grew up as the only child, that the best place to forge a character is the family.
P.M. Stato-dynamic magic.