Saturday, June 13

What's New!!

Let me set the stage for this story... my husband has been looking at motorcycles since we got married... but never really could decide if he REALLY wanted to get one or for that matter which maker to get. And every time he decides he hears about a horrible motorcycle accident and decides it's not for him... Then, I' d say in the last couple of months, he's been visiting the Harley shop regularly... gazing online at the motorcycle he wants... basically drooling... and yesterday on one of his many visitation trips... he just did it. Yikes!

He called me while he was at the Harley store and said he was going to go through with it... At first I thought he was joking, but when he called later to verify our auto insurance... I knew it was really happening...

So, when he got home... he tells Rainee... and she goes ballistic... she's super excited and looking for it... and he tells us it's being deliverd tomorrow at 10am... then he pulls out all kinds of stuff from the dealer... Rainee is diggin' it, puts on the Harley t-shirt and then puts on Steve's helmit... and here's me...sitting in quite disbelief that he really did it!!

Fast forward to today @10am... the Harley arrives... and Rainee can't wait to get on it... she's, I think, more excited about the bike than Steve... and she just had to take a picture alone on the bike... she's cute... but what she doesn't know is mama is NOT going to let her ride that thing!!! But I'm sure over the course of time she'll see what I mean when I say... NO WAY...NO HOW...NOT GONNA HAPPEN!!!

As for me... in my younger years, I did date a guy with a Harley... and went on a several of rides with him... I even bought some Harley boots (which I still have and to this day... LOVE LOVE LOVE)... but I've been over the whole motorcycle/Harley thing for quite some time... and now... I really don't know how I feel... still in a bit of shock... but I do have to say... even though Rainee ain't gettin' on that contraption... she sure looks cute as my little Harley Girl...

And that my friends is what's new with us... what's your opinion??? Do you have motorcycles? Do you let your kids ride with dad??? Or are you like me... there ain't no way... I'd love to hear what you think.... Thanks for sharing!!!

10 comments:

Gingerbread Girl said...

Oh my goodness... such mixed feelings here! Rainee indeed looks darn cute on the Harley, but she could just sit on the grass with a frown and still look darn cute! I always used to joke years ago and say I was going to live as long as Helen Hayes and when I was 90 I would get a Harley. Since I am not there yet, I have no Harley advice, LOL... but in time I am sure you'll let Rainee have some adventures with Dad and "The Harley."
Good Luck Michelle!

Jana said...

Yes, sometimes it's just better to wait a little to make certain things happen.... And maybe later they will lose part of the enthusiasm if we are lucky LOL. But she can have a lovely kids bike and she'll be just like daddy!!!

Tasha said...

I grew up around motorcyles. My Mom was a Harley girl as was her entire circle of friends. I got my first motorcycle when I was 5, it was a little honda 50cc. I don't have a problem with them.

EverydayMe said...

thanks for sharing Tasha... I just need some reinforcement... I know they'll be fine... it's just the other drivers I worry about!!

Amanda said...

This story totally makes me think of the movie Wild Hogs. Rainee looks adorable.

Lizard said...

Boy o Boy!! Well not to much to say on this. Well only good is that Rainee's smile never changes. I wish you the best w/this matter. I also strugle w/having my kids want to get a motorcyle. As you I worry about the other drivers. Thx, Lizzy

Jill W. said...

Good Luck with this one...although you should remind DH that when Rainee runs off to Sturgis with her biker guy he really will have no one to blame but himself...lol!!
There is no way I would ever allow me or my family on a bike where we now live (Dallas) but in a small town on a back road I really enjoy them. As another blogger wrote it's not so much the bike it's all the other people on the road that have NO idea how to share the road with a bike. Everytime I back off from a motorcycle some dummmy cuts in the space - go figure.
Enjoy and good luck with this...aawww, the joys of motherhood.
~Jill

jo said...

My DH had a bike when we met & until we had our kids, it went while the kids were growing up & now we have one again. I love being with him out riding but its country touring we do now - no commuting & no kids on the back.

TiaKeas said...

How about if daddy gives Rainee a slow ride on a dead end or a residential street where there's not much traffic? That way she will get the thrill of a bike ride and you won't have to worry. Give her a great big hug from this grandmother.

EverydayMe said...

TiaKeas, We're going to try that once Steve feels more comfortable... right now I think he's just wanting to get use to the whole thing!!! Thanks for the suggestion!!