A couple of days ago I posted a picture I took at Waterloo Park’s Medieval Faire. My first thought was, OMG I hope a kid’s not riding on the back of that thing!
Now to be fair at the time I was pushing my 4 and 2 year old in a jogging stroller. So my thought was, I’d never put my 2 year old in that thing and ride around.
I posted the picture on a number of social media sites and the varied reaction was kind of a surprise:
- Where I grew up that’s how I got to Grandma’s house.
- Hey, looks fine to me. We don’t live in bubble wrap.
- Hopefully a child doesn’t ride in that seat.
- It’s a wonder humans aren’t extinct yet.
The picture didn’t capture the context, which is important. I wouldn’t take my 2 year old on a trail-a-bike as he’d be liable to let go while trying to grab a leaf or something. But my four year old on the other hand is so proud to ride the trail-a-bike, although I stick to traffic calmed areas and will avoid the likes of King Street (but that’s more me than anything).