My Kid is 5. And, he wants to ride my Motor Cycle

@kukkad (511)
India
April 25, 2007 12:50am CST
Is'nt this strange. My kid is just 5 and he's not been talkin to me coz..... I did not allow him to ride my Motor Cycle. a few days back I made him sit in front of me and made him hold the handle of the bike while I was also holding the handle to control it. The next day........ he tells me that he can ride it now and was crying the hell out for the bike keys................... I did not allow him........ and he's not been talkin to me for the past 3 days. I think we should not let our kids have their way through all the times...... we have to make them understand that if their parents are saying a "No" to something, its for their own good. Am I wrong in doing this ? How would you tackle this situation. He already has a bi-cycle......... so a possibility of me buying that for him is ruled out.
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@nancygibson (3738)
• France
25 Apr 07
He probably felt terribly grown up and special for being allowed to 'ride' th emotorbike and sees being sent back to his pushbike as a step back to babyhood. Maybe you just need to go out on pushbikes together and have a good fun father son day to get it straight in his mind again that his own bike is plenty exciting enough for now. He'll get over it, kids get all sorst of funny fixations.
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@kukkad (511)
• India
25 Apr 07
Awwwwww...... thank you so much. I love him heaps n heaps to do anything that can make him smile. Thanks so much for your thought. I will surely try this out this evening when I go back home.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
25 Apr 07
I hope you have no intention to let a five year old drive your motor cycle, that is just crazy. He is a baby and must stick to his tricycle. You must think of his safety.
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@kukkad (511)
• India
25 Apr 07
Thanks sweetie....... he does not ride his trcycle anymore...... he now has that small b-cycles that you have for lil kids..... :)
@Rickrocks8 (1751)
• United States
25 Apr 07
Ahhhhhhhh Well You need to remember that you are the MOM. Five is very young and I can remember my boys at five they were a nightmare on their bikes. I think 5 is way too young because boys are not all that mature. They do not make the best of choices. Also at that age your childs bones are still forming and growing so they are not as strong. So I would try to hold him off. Maybe you could get him some books to read about it and maybe a toy cycle. Something to play with. And tell him he needs to wait till he is a "big boy" to ride!
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