Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Why I Need to Watch What I Say

Yesterday afternoon we were pulling out of our neighborhood. In front of me a boy about 5 or 6 years of age was riding his bike in the street sans helmet. He was oblivious to the fact that a car was behind him as he swerved all over the place. His sister was standing on the sidewalk motioning to him to move. He finally realizes and hops up on the sidewalk and we pass.

My 3 year old daughter says, "Mommy that boy should not be riding his bike in the street without a helmet." I replied by saying, "No, he shouldn't be." She then says, "He should be riding on the sidewalk with a helmet on." I said I agreed.

Then my daughter says, "I bet his mommy and daddy aren't very smart."


Joanne said...

Your daughter may be on to something there. I wouldn't dream of letting my kids ride their bikes without a helmet when they were young. Smart girl!

Moxymama said...

Oh no. Neither do we. Unfortunately we know plenty of people who do. At least my 3 year old knows the dangers. My parents never let us ride without helmets either.