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Crash and burn

on July 23, 2010

Bad mommy…. Mommy didn’t do a good job teaching Emily how to use the brakes on her big girl bike before we set out on our walk. I honestly didn’t think about it. It’s those things that come naturally to us that I sometimes forget that are learned. I also learned that there is a reason I won’t be homeschooling Emily. I don’t have the patience for it!

I tried to do a crash course on brake usage when she first decided that she was done. There was no way I was going to push the bike and the stroller back home that early in the game. Obviously, I didn’t do a good job because she went careening down the street that was at a very, very slight decline. Imagine this: Her screaming, me trying to catch up with her while pushing the stroller, and my screaming “Push back!! Push back!! Squeeze the handle!!”. No such luck. I couldn’t catch up with her as she flew across the street and face planted on the sidewalk. She smacked her nose, busted her lip and scraped up her palm. Hit everywhere there was no helmet and no pads. Go figure. Needless to say, I pushed the stroller and the bike all the way home. Poor kid is traumatized. Before we head out next time, we will be spending a lot of time going up and down the sidewalk in front of our house.


One response to “Crash and burn

  1. Kristina says:

    Poor Emily! I’m sure it won’t be her last bike crash though. Good thing she had her helmet on!

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