2010年5月7日金曜日

R.A.I.N

Lots of rain today. But also some R.A.I.N. That's:

Rather
Anxiety
Inducing
News

We are right in the middle of the cycling bug at the moment. Despite leaving for school at the ungodly time of 6:40 Meg has been getting ready super quick and finding time for a ride around the block before school. Erghhhhhh you can bet your morning cup of coffee I am loving chaperoning that particular outing....

And the cycling bug hasn't just hit the Fukase house. 'Tis the season for 1st graders to shed their training wheels. Meg's classmate, a boy who lives near here, went to kinder with her, walks to school along the same route with her etc etc started his training wheel free life during Golden Week, too.

And yesterday he was riding around near his house when he came off his bike.

Hit the ground head first and his bike- with him on it- landed on his hand.

He is in hospital.

He's going to be there for a while.

His hand needs surgery.

Even though it is very unlikely Meg would have the same accident- he was riding helmetless, down a steep road, round a corner, hadn't got the hang of braking yet etc etc- I am all anxious and terrified about Meg riding a two wheeler..

I don't feel like I want to put her training wheels on again or take her bike away altogether- not that I realistically could anyway- but I'm thinking full body motorbike leathers sounds good. I hears there are some that tie onto your bike and self inflate into a personal airbag type suit when you fall off.

Hmmm, wonder if they have them in a size 6?

3 件のコメント:

bastish さんのコメント...

Please send me your address I have a box of knee and elbow pads laying here that we have never used. There are also skater helmets (but not officially approved for biking, so use at your own risk)

I also have rice to send you. I know i have been saying that for a year, but if you send me your address (again, probably) I will promise to get everything sent off within a week (or two).

Gaijin Wife さんのコメント...

Freaky - was just about to blog about needing protective leather gear for Marina - for completely different but still.

Hope Meg's friend is OK - I'm sure his accident will make it easier to lay down the law for strict rules. Not that his accident should be used to try and find a silver lining but.

We don't have a bikeable hill close by so I think the river will be my main fear when the time comes.

Melanie さんのコメント...

Definitely make sure Meg wears a helmet and possible knee pads, etc.

Several years ago, the flower girl in my sister`s wedding was hit and run over by a truck (ran over the little girls head) but she was wearing lots of protective gear (and a hemet) and ended up with very few injuries (might have broke a bone but not sure where).

She`s fine now. Protective gear, a must!