|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. :-)
Hear hear!! or is it here here!? Happy Birthday Gemma!! Gorgeous cake Roberta.ReplyDelete
Hey now! The cake was a team effort... the Wifes bakes the cake, and I decorate the cake.ReplyDelete
What about the party!?ReplyDelete
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...? :-)ReplyDelete
Well done, Dad!ReplyDelete
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 ...
Oh great! So even the 12 year old is going to have a stereo before I do! :-)ReplyDelete