i'm grateful for . . . 'check out what's in my rear view mirror'
Oh i've been plotting, planning & saving up for the big Christmas gifts for my children. Seeing we're not religious, i'm not going to lie, Christmas is all about the gifts in this household. We don't need to stop on Christmas Day to remember what & who to be thankful for - we have a tight family unit who love, forgive, thank, celebrate & care openly about one another every day. Even more so when my husband is away at war, it's a reality check.
My husband & i agreed new bikes were in order, so i took the children to get them 'fitted' last week - it was a surprise, just as good as Christmas morning!! Friday afternoon i picked up the goods. It was so exciting, you should have seen them race out of school yelling "our bikes, our new bikes".
I arrived at the bike shop early to ensure i got the Thule bike rack bolted to the car properly + plenty of time to learn how to strap all the bikes in place. I took photos of where the bikes were positioned, i am not the first parent to do so!!
Yay, buy 4 fancy bikes & haggle to get 4 free helmets, saved over $200.
I also planned to arrive at school early to get a suitable car space at the end of the row. I sat there & admired my rear view mirror. It was that mother-of-the-year feeling, like when you take your children to Disneyland!!
They'll have a small gift to open on Christmas Day but they get to enjoy their bikes now. They are great children who are not spoilt with material things, they have patience & impulse control. The joy of riding a bike, it's so healthy & such an adventure, their imaginations will take them much further than the loop around our house. For most children, riding a bike beyond their mother's view, it's their first taste of real independence & responsibility. We have a flat, grassy neighbourhood without any thoroughfares, if you're driving here, you live here, it's a great place to learn road safety skills & confidence. They have been raised on bikes, everyone rides in Darwin, and of course, Canberra!! This round of bikes will last them into their teens, a fantastic investment. What are you Grateful for this Saturday,?? Ask Maxabella Loves. Love Posie PS Wii Ready Set Grover giveaway ends tomorrow, get active folks!!