I did it again...I screwed up.
Sydney got a new bike from us for her birthday and a cute little helmet. She has been practicing her peddling techniques through the house and she has gotten so good she has taken on the driveway. After she has mastered that, I thought I would venture out with her on our community road.
Today I pushed the little one I babysit in the stroller along side my girl in her big girl Barbie bike. She was doing so well all the way around the circle by our house. So we come to the small hill heading down toward our house and she picked up too much speed. She freaked out and tumbled over. The back of her head it the ground and bounced!! Thank God she had her helmet on because the only thing it did was scare her. She had no cuts or scratches, but just trembled from the scare.
I picked her up but she didn't want to get back on the bike. *Side note* My son who is 6 fell off his bike at 4 and rarely gets on it...I am SO afraid Syd will do the same.
She LOVES her bike. :(
I went upstairs and read her a book. After the book, I talked to her about how it was Mommy's fault because I should have held on, so she wouldn't go down the hill so fast. I said, "I'm a bad Mommy. Mommy will hold on tonight when we ride. No more falling down." She said, "I otay Mommy. I no fall Mommy." So, I pray that she will get back on tonight and I promise to stand by her side.
The theory of your children should wear helmets was proven today. Keep those helmets on. The force her head would have taken to the asphalt would have sent us to the ER. But because of that helmet, she is fine.
But I still feel terrible. I should have seen it coming.