She’s a Daredevil, Not a Mechanic

Shortly after we moved here, we noticed Moo’s knees were nearing her handlebars, so The Mister took her bike shopping. She picked out a large green retro Schwinn. She rides it all the time. She even asks to, thinks she can, ride it in snow and on ice. To say she loves riding her bike would be an understatement.

that's moo at the top, angry she couldn't go any higher.

that’s moo at the top, angry she couldn’t go any higher.

Our little daredevil quickly learned to do all sortsa tricks on her bike.

Now and again, she reports an accident, but she’s so dramatic, and yet, so vague, we cannot determine the extent of her injuries.

Here’s a prime example:
“My tummy hurts. Look at it.”
“Doubtful I can see your issue with my human eyes.”
I looked. Her upper abdomen had red streaks across it.
With her being Moo, the first thing I thought was hives.
“Does it itch?”
“No, it hurts!”
“Have you been lying on crumpled blankets?”
“Did you climb at Lily’s today?”
“No. I rode my bike and jumped on the trampoline and played X-box and chased the dogs.”
She winced as she rubbed cream on it.
“Moo, didja fall off your bike today?”
She nods.
“Didja fall over your handlebars?”

Then later, something so awful happened, I could actually see her adrenaline. Somethin about somethin with the chain and screaming fury and it really hurt!
She appeared completely unscathed, but I swooped her into a hug and told her to breathe the nice long breaths.

When she’d calmed down, I asked her, “Did your chain fall off or did it break?”
“I dunno! I’m not a mechanic-ic!”

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23 Responses to She’s a Daredevil, Not a Mechanic

  1. garym6059 says:

    Nothing more horrific at that age than wiping out on a bike!

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  2. Benson says:

    That is a precious story. How old is the little daredevil?

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  3. Nagzilla says:

    Kids are so funny. One time Andrea completely wiped out about a block from home. She held it together the whole way home, despite gravel in the wound and blood streaming down her leg. It wasn’t until she saw me that she completely lost it. The kid that was with her even said, “I thought she was fine. She didn’t start crying until just now!”

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  4. Josh Wrenn says:

    As I type this I can see the spot out my window where I had my first MAJOR bike wipe out. I was riding my brother’s bike and going as fast as I could, but he didn’t bother to tell me that only the front brakes worked. So I slammed them on to try to skid in front of my house, the back wheel had nowhere to go but up…so up I went, and flipped completely, and slid a few feet across the asphalt. No helmet, of course.
    That one hurt.


  5. Dan Antion says:

    I can sympathize with Moo. I loved my bike. I ride it everywhere and I did daredevil things one should not do on a bike. I survived. I hate having cream spread on me more than pain, so I rarely complained.

    I was s bit

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  6. Sammy D. says:

    LOL LOL. Poor Moo with her boo boo.

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  7. Luanne says:

    What a cute story! She’s a pistol, a peanut, a g-ball, a goober, in the terms of my family. That’s how we refer to cute kids. The cuter, the more gooberish they are.

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  8. Aw poor Moo! That second wipeout sounded pretty bad, glad she was ok!

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  9. cardamone5 says:

    Well, she certainly gets her come backs from you! Glad she is OK.


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  10. Angie Mc says:

    Great punch line! Sorry Moo got hurt, but glad you shared this story 😀

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  11. Poor Moo, it must hurt being a daredevil. I wouldn’t know as I am a wimp that wishes she was one! 🙂


  12. reocochran says:

    I really liked this syory, learning about your Moo. I had a brother and one daughter who took wild and crazy chances. You seem like a cool calm and collected Mom, Joey.

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