Monday, September 14, 2009

Shine On







Another motorcycle/mom mobile trip up the Blue Ridge Parkway this weekend. J really let her light shine this trip. She was so much fun to be around. We went to Santa Land on Saturday morning and she did the roller coaster and loved it. Huge for her. Normally her fear level won't let her do anything like this. Petting zoo, train ride, carousel, ferris wheel, etc. She had a blast.






She also rode on G's motorcycle for the first time. Just to breakfast and back to the hotel but still. Now I believe she's a biker in training. Time for my nerves to get rattled I'm sure. I had finally gotten up my nerve to let her ride a bit on the parkway since the speed limit is 35 mph and there's very few places for people to get on and off the parkway. So....I suggested it to G. He wouldn't let her. Turns out a driver pulled out in front of him and almost hit him on the way up and it had shook him up. Me too once I found out about it. I asked him if he understood why his mom almost had a coronary when he got his first bike at 9. He got it.
I let her ride up front with me so that she could see better and she loved it. Tons of fun and everyone remarked about her happiness. Even waiters and hotel clerks.


Fast forward to today. Lots of struggling going on. Me too. I just wanted to keep riding. Honestly, it's been too much for me too. Nashville, Chrissi leaving, 3 day trip to the mountains. Back to the real world.

11 comments:

Alexis! said...

That sounds like a lot of fun, especially for such a young girl. I'm 17 and my dad STILL won't let me ride on the back of someone's motorcycle. I was 16 before I ever even SAT on one with permission!

I believe that interstates with higher speed limits are safer because they're higher due to less entrance and exit ramps. If the speed limit is 55 (or whatever your state's standard is) that typically means its more dangerous because there's more merging involved.

SocialWrkr24/7 said...

Its so good to hear about how J is blossoming!

Torina said...

I love that last picture. J looks so serious about getting to ride :)

ChrissiD said...

I am so glad J did so well this weekend!!!And you got some time to relax...I miss you

Jody said...

She looks so happy! Love the pics! My daughter, B, is doing better and better too...and then we let her do something fun, she does great, until AFTER. Why is that? I am still trying to figure it out.
Looks like you guys had a blast!

obladi oblada said...

Looks like fun! Its nice to hear people at restaraunts say nice things about our kids. :)

BT said...

I LOVE hearing about J's progress!!! Yay J!

I cannot imagine a 9-year old getting his/her own motorcycle. Just thinking about it drives my blood pressure up.

Miz Kizzle said...

They call motorcycles donorcycles, y'know. No one in the Kizzle household is allowed to go near one. Sensibly, none of the Kizzle Klan has any desire to get their motor running and head out on the highway. Nobody ever got smashed to smithereens playing golf or rowing crew, which is what the males in my household do for fun.

pam said...

Looks like a nice time for J, sorry things are so rough with K right now. (I was over at the other blog before)

xox

marythemom said...

Alexis, I'm 39 and my parents STILL say no to motorcycles!

Both my dad and stepdad had major accidents on motorcycles. My dad will always have a pin in his thigh. faded.

I will keep my kids off motorcycles as long as I can, but I've already established myself as the world's most overprotective mom.

Mary in Texas

Holleigh said...

Glad J had such a good time!