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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Empowering Girls: Bike Riding

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Ding Dong. Ding Dong.

Hi! What can I do for you?

Did you know your daughter is out riding her bike on the street?

Kids DO ride bikes in their neighborhoods. They have, for like, generations.

Well, I almost ran her over when she shot out in front of me and I was wondering if anyone was watching her.

Thank you for not running her over. I appreciate that.

I just wondered if anyone is watching her.

Well, thanks for letting me know. Thanks for not running her over. I'll talk to her about bike safety again.

Next Day.

Mommy can I go ride my bike?

Yes. Watch for cars. Pull over to the side if a car is coming. Never, ever shoot out in front of one. Look both ways. Don't cross if a car is coming. Be very careful please.

Perhaps I should petition the city council for a sign: Kids play here. Don't run them over.

Read how I taught her to ride her bike in B-R-A-V-E!

Visit Free Range Kids if you need support for letting your kids go outside and play.

3 comments:

Yaya said...

Lol! Seriously! What is with parents not letting their kids "just play" these days? It's like their whole life has to be structured from one activity to the next and there is no time to just be creative and have fun.
Just to spite that neighbor, I would get like 5 of those tacky neon green child-size turtles holding the flag that say 'Children at play' and post them throughout the front of your yard!

Tracee said...

where do you buy those - I'm going to post them throughout the whole neighborhood!

Yaya said...

Target!
http://www.target.com/gp/search/602-4198846-0299066?field-keywords=sign-kids-at-play&AFID=Google&CPNG=Baby&LNM=sign_kids_at_play&LID=21072276&ref=tgt_adv_XSGT0553

I just googled kids at play sign and many tacky signs showed up! Ha!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Empowering Girls: Bike Riding

bike.jpg

Ding Dong. Ding Dong.

Hi! What can I do for you?

Did you know your daughter is out riding her bike on the street?

Kids DO ride bikes in their neighborhoods. They have, for like, generations.

Well, I almost ran her over when she shot out in front of me and I was wondering if anyone was watching her.

Thank you for not running her over. I appreciate that.

I just wondered if anyone is watching her.

Well, thanks for letting me know. Thanks for not running her over. I'll talk to her about bike safety again.

Next Day.

Mommy can I go ride my bike?

Yes. Watch for cars. Pull over to the side if a car is coming. Never, ever shoot out in front of one. Look both ways. Don't cross if a car is coming. Be very careful please.

Perhaps I should petition the city council for a sign: Kids play here. Don't run them over.

Read how I taught her to ride her bike in B-R-A-V-E!

Visit Free Range Kids if you need support for letting your kids go outside and play.

3 comments:

Yaya said...

Lol! Seriously! What is with parents not letting their kids "just play" these days? It's like their whole life has to be structured from one activity to the next and there is no time to just be creative and have fun.
Just to spite that neighbor, I would get like 5 of those tacky neon green child-size turtles holding the flag that say 'Children at play' and post them throughout the front of your yard!

Tracee said...

where do you buy those - I'm going to post them throughout the whole neighborhood!

Yaya said...

Target!
http://www.target.com/gp/search/602-4198846-0299066?field-keywords=sign-kids-at-play&AFID=Google&CPNG=Baby&LNM=sign_kids_at_play&LID=21072276&ref=tgt_adv_XSGT0553

I just googled kids at play sign and many tacky signs showed up! Ha!