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October 23, 2012

A Bit About Me, October Edition

My birthday is February 23, and while I keep this blog mostly focused on my girlies, I designate the 23rd of each month to share a couple of random things about myself.  Here 'goes!

I’ve never ridden a 10-speed bike.

I got my first bike for my sixth birthday.  It was lavender, and it had a white basket on the front.  It was super simple…the kind with the pedal brake and no speeds.

I kept that bike for many years, although my dad had to change the tires frequently.  We lived “in the country”, and we had a long gravel driveway.  Despite the heavy tires we had on it, I still got flats quite often.

I guess it was that I really didn’t have a good place to ride my bike…only to the top of the driveway and back (which was maybe a quarter of a mile)…but I never got a fancier bike.

I don’t feel “robbed” of that childhood experience…but I have warned my hubby that one day he’ll have to teach the girls to change speeds on their bike, the same time as he teaches me!

I went trick-or-treating until I was a senior in high school.

I am the first to grumble at the older kids who come through our neighborhood on Halloween, especially if they’re not in costumes…but if I’m being honest, I was one of those kids for several years.  The last real costume I remember wearing was probably in the sixth grade.  After that, I’d pose as an obscure character from a book, if anyone asked me.

My parents were pretty conservative with what they let me do, so I’m assuming back then…and in our small town…high school-age trick-or-treaters weren’t the nuisance they seem now???  At least that’s what I’ll tell myself as I think back in time!


Johanna at The Baker Twins said...

I trick or treated until way past the appropriate age also. :)

cat said...

I also learned to ride a bike on gravel roads out on the farm.but at least I did get a proper racing bike with gears etc later years in high school

Barbara Manatee said...

I love this post each month to hear the random little things about YOU! :-)

I had a 10 speed bike and grew up in a suburban neighborhood. I can't even imagine the # of miles I put on that thing...we rode our bikes BFF and I! :-)