Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sign of Spring

Aiden just got his first real bike. It's bright orange with flames and even has a hand brake (that he can barely wrap his hand around. Luckily it also brakes if you backpedal). When Sean first put it together it looked enormous and I was certain that Aiden would be too short to ride it but then he climbed on and pedaled across the room.

With his first bike comes his first helmet. It's also very flashy with a picture of Lightening McQueen on it. He loves to carry it around but refuses to wear it, and for this reason, he hasn't gotten to ride the bike yet. We keep offering to take it to the bike path or the park but he scrunches up his nose at the helmet.

Hopefully soon he agrees to the helmet and we can get him outside on the bike path. Otherwise, I may need to have my dad (who use to participate in a lot of biking road races and has therefore taken a few spills) explain in greater detail just exactly WHY we wear helmets.

1 comment :

Kel said...

I love the bike. I'll have to get him a motorcycle jacket to go along with it!