Wednesday, April 26, 2006

I Want To Ride My Bicycle, I Want to Ride My Bike.

One Week Ago

E: "Can I have a bike mom?"
Me:"Not right now."
E: "Can I have one for my birthday?"
Me: "Yes possibly."
E: "When is my birthday?"
Me: "Not until August. It is a long time."

E: "Dad can I have a bike for my birthday?"
Dad:" Yes but that is a long time away."
E:"OoooKaaaay."

Six Days ago

E: "Can I have a bike mom?"
Me:"Not right now."
E: "Can I have one for my birthday?"
Me: "Yes possibly."
E: "When is my birthday?"
Me: "Not until August. It is a long time."

E: "Dad can I have a bike for my birthday?"
Dad:" Yes but that is a long time away."
E:"OoooKaaaay."

Five days ago

E: "Can I have a bike mom?"
Me:"Not right now."
E: "Can I have one for my birthday?"
Me: "Yes possibly."
E: "When is my birthday?"
Me: "Not until August. It is a long time."

E: "Dad can I have a bike for my birthday?"
Dad:" Yes but that is a long time away."
E:"OoooKaaaay."

Four days ago

E: "Can I have a bike?"
E: "Pleeease can I have a bike? I want to ride like D."

Dad "Maybe we should look in the bargain finder"

Dad finds a bike pays for it only to find out its not the size that was advertised. Its too big. Not to worry, we can put training wheels on. So we go purchase some training wheels. Can't get them on because the frame is bent. Crap we are out $45.

Fast forward to today

We return the training wheels and buy a new bike with training wheels already attached. Then we buy a helmet and a bell.

E:" Dad can I pleeeeaaase ride my new bike? Can I please ride it now?"
Dad: "Not until after lunch."
E: " I don't want lunch I wan to ride my bike."
Dad"We could take it back."
E: "NOOOOOOO"

We ate lunch
After lunch it was time to pick up D. I tell him he can ride his bike to the school. On the way there he started singing

"E____'s got a yellow bike.
E____'s got a yellow bike.
He is riding it to school.
He is riding it to school."

I must say his maiden voyage was far better that D's was and I think I've taught him that if he is persistent enough, he can wear me down to getting what he wants. Now what am I going to do with this other bike?

7 comments:

Karen said...

Put it in the bargain finder and ask for more than you paid for it? Well, it's worth a try...

GoofyJ said...

lol! I love Karen's answer! :)

Proud Mum said...

That's what I would do!

Kris said...

I'd personally call the jerk who sold it to you in the first place and give them an earful AND ask for your money back.

K.

Sariah said...

I'd do both Karen's and Kris' ideas. Hee hee. Sometimes it's totally fun to chew out a stranger! :)

E reminds me a lot of Aiden. All he talks about is what he wants for his birthday... in September! I finally taught him he isn't getting anything until then. I hate watching TV with commercials, though.

April_Mommy said...

I would call the guy who sold it to you... offer to let him sell the bike again, after he returns the money to you!

nicole said...

Glad to hear E had an easier go than D did on the new wheels...how does he do on your hill?