First of All, I should tell you that the title is a bit misleading since I found a secret stash of band aids in a box of tampons. Stuperman went through a stage where he would sneak off and use a whole box of band aids on himself, without first attaining a suitable blood letting injury. I must have hid some for a rainy day and forgot about it. I think that falls under the "useless information" category that my English teacher would circle in red while marking all of my high school essays, eh?
Lets warm up to this story with some simple math, mmk?
What do I have to do?
Two years ago, Rainbow Man Got this electric powered Honda Mini Bike for Christmas from his doting Aunt and Uncle. It's top speed is somewhere in the range of ten klicks an hour, seems safe enough.
Being an over protective momma, I hadn't let RM on the bike yet - except for that time I went for coffee and his daddy put him on the bike the second the car backed out the driveway. Reluctantly, Jittery Joe agreed RM was too small for it when he realised that Rainbow Man could reach the throttle but not the brakes. At least he was on grass that time..
This week, we took it out and gave him the key. The bike is ridiculously small on him now. Kind of cute, but kind of retarded looking, but he likes it.
Yesterday I asked The Husband why the bike was bouncing around all over the place. He said that the tires must be a wee bit low and that he would fill them up.
Until this point, RM would have the throttle full out and the baby could run faster then him. I was applauding myself on yet another example of great parenting. How can a bike, motorized or not be dangerous when a two year old can out run it?
And then the tires were filled.
It goes just a tad bit faster when there is air in the tires. I didn't realise this, and JJ didn't think to mention it to Rainbow Man. Off he goes down the street, pushing the throttle ALL the way down... all of a sudden** rainbow Man realises he has no control of the bike, and panics.
Ass over tea kettle - and the president has been shot - oh the humanity- this is a sad sad day in the history of man.
What you should learn form this :
Round things like air and will reward you with speed.
Polysporin and pirate band aids are a mom's best friend.
So are Popsicles. . . have I said that before?
**I really wish I had it on camera, because it was really awesome... uhm ..in a terrifying OMG that's MY kid flying through the air kinda way..