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Monday, March 15, 2010

Happiness in a Helmet.

Happiness is letting your almost four year old wear his bike helmet during a shopping trip at Target.

For seven hours straight today, that red helmet stayed strapped on his head. Biking in the neighborhood. Playing in the playhouse. To the library. Home to bike some more. To Target. Through Target. Home from Target.

Some things are no-brainers.

This was one of them for me. Why make a deal out of the helmet? So I got some funny looks. I usually do anyway. So some people stopped and asked what the deal was. It made for light hearted chuckles, smiles and high fives throughout our trip.

And in the end, he was happy.

So was I.


10 Comments:

Blogger darcie said...

I love this! You are getting your money's worth I say! ;)
Last Friday I took my kids on a shopping trip to Walmart...Hailey wore a tutu, tiara and her fancy plastic shoes...and I cannot tell you how happy we made a good dozen elderly couples who we encountered on our leisurely 2 hour stroll around the store...Everyone stopped to smile and say 'hi princess' - it actually restored some of my faith in humanity!
As parents - we have to pick our battles - and this certainly isn't one of them worth picking is it! what an adorable little man you have!
;)

March 16, 2010 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger The Fritz Facts said...

I love that you let him do that! So many people wouldn't. Why not I always ask my SIL...no harm and it makes him happy.

March 16, 2010 at 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Bapaa said...

It doesn't take much to make H happy....overall.

love to all Bapaa

March 16, 2010 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Coma Girl said...

As a parent, sometimes we need to pick our battles. My daughter wears PJ's some days. No harm. And he looks so happy in his helmet!

I am very jealous - look how wide your Target aisles are!! (in NY even the new Targets have narrow aisles because square footage is so expensive, they squeeze everything in)

March 16, 2010 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

it's always the little things isn't it friend :)

March 16, 2010 at 2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Safety Frist!! :) H is so happy in his helmet.. Then again he is happy with anything. that's our Super Hero..

Love You All
Auntie Laurie

March 16, 2010 at 2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see no big deal either. looks like everyone is enjoying the target popcorn.my favorite,i go there just for popcorn. Love to all Janet

March 16, 2010 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

You might as well encourage the helmet wearing as at some point, he'll probably put up a fight about having to wear it. Love all the pics- so adorable.

March 17, 2010 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Recovering Procrastinator said...

I would let him wear it too. I let Connor wear two different shoes for about 2 weeks because he thought it was cool. And the other day, he wore his jeans backwards all day.

March 19, 2010 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

HA! I love this! Reminds me of the a time this past summer I road in a cart. People looked, people laughed, some even stopped to talk!

March 19, 2010 at 5:44 PM  

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