Friday, May 29, 2009

Helmet Heads

Grrr. The big kids have been riding their bikes to school. Sounds good, right? Mmmm. Not so much. The mister went out into the garage where he found the elder offspring's bicycle helmets. Perhaps the expectation of safety was unclear? The expectation that brains be protected from the many and varied possible injuries that can happen in the blink of an eye. (Just last year Miss Erin flew right over her handlebars and landed on her head. She needed a new helmet, but her head was quite right.) I am a bit mystified as to why the big kids would believe themselves exempt from wearing a helmet when riding bicycles. In response to their foolishness, the mister and I will be removing the children's bikes from the school racks. (The office will be aware so that any potential cries of "theft" will not cause alarm.) Perhaps the leisurely walk home from school will allow the darlings an opportunity to sort out why their choice is unpopular with Mom and Dad.

1 comment:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

your post title is great--having been a bike accident victim, I wish they'd had helmets back in my youth.