Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Ready to Roll: not quite wordless wednesday

I'm really not an over protective parent. I would probably let her ride without a helmet at all. But after a spill off her bike last week (which didn't harm her AT ALL. She picked her face out of the leaves in the ditch and hollered "I'm OK!") the May Queen was nervous about getting back on two wheels. She wanted protection! So we bought her a helmet and she insisted on gearing up in these knee and elbow pads AND fingerless gloves. With fairies to guard her head and unicorns to pad all her joints she and her daddy went for a bike ride around the neighborhood.


Of course, she didn't fall at all.

13 comments:

flutter said...

no, but she looks pretty darn cute

Kyla said...

BubTar is pretty serious about his protection, too. Of course, he's still a little too scared to ride on his own, too, but he'll get there.

Kat said...

The important thing is that she got back on! Yeah MQ!

Chantal said...

We always do the Helmet thing. My son hates all the other gear but I admit to having had him wear it his first few times out. Now it sits waiting for my next child to give it a try.

Above Average Joe said...

I had The Champ start out with all the gear and a lot of complaining. We've settled on just the helmet.

Rima said...

MQ is lucky that the V-meister doesn't live in your hood. She would have totally called you out on that safety violation. ;)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

awesome momma

Beck said...

We do helmets. It's not only smart, here it is THE LAW. We like making laws in Canada!

Mary G said...

She looks ready for the Velodrome. And I'm so glad she's back on and enjoying it.

Amy Y said...

Tyler wouldn't ride without all that protection either...
Good job MQ!!! :)

Chaotic Joy said...

For some reason I found the statement "With fairies to guard her head and unicorns to pad all her joints" absurdly funny. Glad she got back on the bike!

Woman in a Window said...

Hey, she looks smart! And cute! And what Beck said, law 'em up! You get in trouble with the law for riding with a nikked head.

Louise said...

This is just too sweet! And of course she needs all that padding.