Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Bike (Miss G's B-Day)

Miss G recently celebrated her 8th Birthday!  The wife thought that a great gift would be a new bike... since Miss G was asking for a new bike, it kind of made sense.

The cake I (the Yeti) made for Miss G's Party

So we got her a bike for her birthday.

Actually, we got her 4 bikes.

See, we started off by getting her a Pink BMX bike, thinking she would like it cuz it was pink.  However, the Wife was talking with Miss G while they were playing at the park with friends, and Miss G's friend had a Pink BMX - to which Miss G mentioned that she did NOT like the BMX style bikes.

So then the wife called me on my way home, and informed me that Miss G wanted a Mountain Bike style bike.  I frantically drove to three different stores to try to find a Pink Mountain Bike.  The closest thing I could find was a pretty White mountain bike, with purple trim.  Pretty enough I though.  So I bought bike number two and threw it in the back of the car on the way home.

Upon returning home, it was discovered that Purple was *not* one of the colours Miss G likes.

The next day, while at our local Wal-Mart, I found a Pink Mountain Bike on display - the last one in the store... or any store so far as I could tell.  So I rushed home, told the Wife I found a Pink Mountain Bike, and was immediately sent out to purchase said Ping Mountain Bike.

So I grabbed the boys, threw the previous two bikes in the back of the van, and ran back to Wal-Mart to buy Bike #3.

When I returned the first two bikes to the local Canadian Tire, the store clerk asked why the bikes were being returned to which I answered "They were not pretty enough".

After purchasing the 3rd bike from Wal-Mart, I thought we were done.  We had finally found a pretty pink mountain bike for Miss G!

As you notice in the picture above, the bike however, is *not* pink.

Apparently Miss G's NEW favorite colour is blue.

When she woke up in the morning, her new Bike, bike #4, was set up in her room waiting for her.  The first thing she said, while still mostly asleep was "Ooooh, pretty colour."

It is so satisfying when as a parent, you actually get something right... even if it takes 4 tries.  :-)


  1. Hear hear!! or is it here here!? Happy Birthday Gemma!! Gorgeous cake Roberta.

  2. Hey now! The cake was a team effort... the Wifes bakes the cake, and I decorate the cake. :-)

  3. Great job on the cake -- AND the bike(s)! I hope that when you look back at the effort to get the bicycle just right you worry less about managing, rather than parenting, your kids...? :-)

  4. Well done, Dad!

    Wanna know what the soon-to-be twelve year old decided he really wanted for his birthday?

    An antique stereo system.

    Not even kidding a little bit ...

  5. Oh great! So even the 12 year old is going to have a stereo before I do! :-)