Emotional Parenting Moment While Bike Shopping

By | 6/05/2014 08:30:00 PM 33 comments
This week we stopped by Toys "R" Us and spent some time checking out all the cool toys. As we wander around we made our way to the bikes area. I decided to see what size bike my son would fit. This summer he'll turn 6 years old and it's time for him to learn (way past time really).

Bike Shopping

At first I thought we could try the 12 - 14 bike frames but the guy helping in the store politely (but firmly) suggested we start with 16 bike frames. At first I thought he was crazy. That was way too big for my son. Wasn't it?

Turns out it wasn't.

As we asked my son to stretch his legs out to see his leg reach.....I nearly cried. WHEN did he get so tall.....and grown?!

As I struggled with my feeling, my son was on the bike and ready to pedal off into the sunset. After taking a deep breathe, I decided the actual bike purchase will have to wait a few more days. I need time to get my budget.....and emotions.....ready.


33 comments: Leave Your Comments

  1. I know the feeling all too well. Some things make us realize that the time goes by MUCH too fast. I have been there, too!

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  2. Kids grow up FAST. I have no idea where the time went but now I have Granddaughters old enough to be having their own kids.

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  3. Oh honey, you have no idea! It starts to go quicker! My tiny infant son is graduating elementary school in 2 weeks! We have to savor every moment Onica!

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  4. Kids grow up so fast! It's nice to see them mature and grow as people. Enjoy every moment!

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  5. Kiddies grow up so fast i still feel like my oldest was born yesterday lol.Enjoy each moment.

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  6. These kids. They aren't supposed to grow SO FAST. I keep telling my son that, at least.

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  7. Where does the the go! My five-year old was just an infant (wasn't he?) and now he is starting kindergarten in the fall. Crazy.

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  8. It's funny how quickly they grow! My just turned 6 year old needs a new bike, too.

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  9. Awww, they do grow up so fast. My grandkids are 3 & 5 and they are growing like weeds.

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  10. I know, it's scary how fast they grow up. My daughter is turning three soon and I feel like it was yesterday that she was a tiny newborn.

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  11. They always seem to grow when we aren't looking! Big hugs and know he will always be your baby.

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  12. Aww, hugs, Mama. I just noticed today how tall my 5yo daughter is getting and it made me emotional, too!

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  13. They do grow up too quickly, don't they? He's still got lots of years with you though!

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  14. This is so true. We blink and they're grown. Time sure does fly by.

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  15. Im not a mom yet and I hear of these lil mommy emotional breakdowns are coming. Watching your children from from babies to teens to adults. It will be ok your little baby is just growing - I cant wait for the blog post about when you buy the bike!

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  16. Learning to ride bike is so much fun for kids. I think that is one thing that we can all clearly remember no matter how old we get. I certainly remember my first bike ride as well as my kids. I know your little one will have lots of fun and so will Mom.

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  17. Love this post… the youngest of my five just finished her freshman year. Where did it go!

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  18. I know what you're going through. I was also surprised when I noticed my son's bike was too small for her and she needed the next size up. Why do kids grow so fast? I can't take it. I get happy/sad over the whole thing.

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  19. Crazy how the little things hit you. My son is 3 1/2, and it makes me do a double take when he suddenly blurts out perfectly formed full length sentences worthy of an adult. It's like, wait, where's my baby!?!

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  20. One of my sons still uses training wheels, but one learned to ride literally in 5 minutes. It makes them look so old riding around!

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  21. they grow up so fast-- good luck with the new bike!

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  22. It's so heart-wrenchingly over whelming to see our babies grow & become so independent. But I was do happy to read that you took the time to have him sized properly. So many people do not take that kind of time.

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  23. Aw! It's tough watching the grow up. It happens so fast. Cherish the times you have so that you can look back on them with happiness.

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  24. My son starting learning how to ride a bike this summer. Amazing how fast they grow!

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  25. They grow up so fast! My baby is just learning to crawl! How scary to imagine him riding his bike off into the sunset!

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  26. Aww, it's crazy how quick it all goes by, huh? ((hugs))

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  27. Aww, what a beautiful boy! They grow so fast, don't they?

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  28. I hear you. My four year old is nearly half my height and I'm 6'1"! They grow too fast!

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  29. Breath in. Breathe out.Our kids seem to be growing way too fast these days!

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  30. Oh man, I know what you mean. It's crazy how when you think are too young for something, or not tall enough for an amusement park ride... and then they are. They aren't supposed to grow that fast!

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  31. OH those moments ... make me frown but smile. The kiddos grow so fast, my youngest can now fit on his older brothers bike and it made me tear up seeing that the fits perfectly on it now :(

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  32. We haven't even started to think about bike shopping yet. There's a million things that I know will make me sad about him growing up though.

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  33. They get big so quickly! I just got my DD a used bike...after reading your post I'm thinking it may be too low but hey I only paid $15 for it. Hopefully the seat can be adjusted higher.

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