A few days ago I was in the front yard watching the kids play. We have a bike path right next to our house and Mallory was riding her bike. As she was riding towards me a man passed me riding his bike with his dog on a leash. Do you see where this is going? His dog crossed in front of Mallory and the leash caught her on the neck. The rider didn't notice at first and the dog yanked Mallory right off her bike. She landed on the back of her head. Thank goodness she was wearing a helmet. The man felt terrible and was very sorry and hopefully learned his lesson. Mallory had a very sore neck the next day but is healing nicely.
A good lesson came out of this though. My older kids never want to wear their helmets. They say, "I promise I'll be careful." I think they understand now that even if they're as careful as possible, accidents can still happen.
4 weeks ago