Good morning. Welcome to day 2 of the A to Z Challenge. Today, the letter of the day is the letter B. There are so many words that start with B, but I’m going to focus on a simple one–Bicycle. Do you remember getting your first bike? Was it a brand new shiny one, or a used bike someone revamped for you? A lot of kids start off with a hand-me-down bike, especially if they aren’t the oldest in the family. My daughter certainly did, and her fondest memory was the day she got her first new bike–a girl’s bike, since she’d been riding her older brothers’ ones for a couple of years.
My daughter has four children, ages almost 6-9. Yup, that close and no twins.The kids have never had new bikes before, but this Easter, Mom and Grandma, have purchased brand new shiny bikes, helmets, and bells for all of them, and I think Mom is more excited about it than anyone.
Being able to ride a bike, especially once the training wheels come off, is one of the rites of passage that has endured even into the age of video games and computers. It’s the first thing a child wants to do when the snow finally disappears. Riding a bike downhill for the first time is exhilarating, and we all remember the bumps, bruises, and scrapes we picked up along the way, but would any of us forego those memories? And who would even think to deny kids the opportunity to ride their bikes through the campgrounds on those week-long camping trips/
I can’t wait to see their faces on Easter when they look upon their shiny new bikes for the first time. New bikes, new helmets, new bells equal great fun.
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