I can remember many of my most favourite Christmas presents from my childhood – a Keeper (remember them?); a doll that when you moved its arm up and down its hair grew; a Post Office and of course a bike. My first bike was BMX that my mum bought second hand, I got it for Christmas 1990(ish). I adored it and cycled up and down on our street and to the park around the corner. Just to be clear I was 6 years old and it had stabilisers so don’t be thinking I was cool or anything! I’ve even managed to dig out some photos of said bike,
I wasn’t alone in my love of the BMX, it was an iconic bike for the ’90s. Granted most kids that had bmxs were much, much cooler than me!
Oh man, I love a bit of nostalgia, don’t you? Though, I swear the 90s were not that long ago, they certainly don’t feel it. I have a horrible feeling that this makes me sound rather old..!
My girls have had bikes for Christmas a couple of times now and this year is no exception. With our eldest getting into triathlons we’re getting her a more serious bike, ‘more serious bike’ – that’s a technical term you know? You might have guessed that I’m not the one buying it. Despite my BMX I no longer know what’s cool or needed in the world of bikes, that’s where my bike and exercise mad husband comes in! He’s much better at looking at the range of kids bikes and knowing what to get. My input is which colour they’d like! I think that in a world where so much is changing, a new bike for Christmas is something that will always be exciting.
Do you remember your very first bike?
Will your kids be getting bikes this year?
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