Monday, 19 May 2014

BMX Boy

Posted by Rosie

In the UK we met up with friends on the Bank Holiday Monday.  Now I am not saying their children were excited about seeing Tom and Ben but when we arrived Sam was up the apple tree looking out for our arrival and had been there an hour apparently!  There followed an afternoon where we hardly saw the children as they spent their time just totally enjoying each others' company and doing what children do best - climbing trees, trampolining, messing about in the stream and hurtling around on bikes.  That hurtling included jumping over some home-made BMX ramps that Sam's Dad had made him.

So, what was the first thing Ben asked Simon to make once we got back to France ....  a BMX jump, "just like Sam's", of course!  Luckily Simon had the necessary wood to hand and the two of them were quickly able to make the required jump.

Said jump has kept Ben very happy all week.

Ready
Steady
Go!!

It has also kept Simon very happy as it has detracted Ben's attention from the fact that he wants Simon to make him a Go-Cart which is a slightly bigger job than a BMX jump!

Have your children been inspired by some friends? Do let us know.





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21 comments :

  1. Sounds a lovely Bank Holiday. Blogging friends inspire me and my children. It was a Battlebox event that really got my boy into climbing trees.Best of luck to Simon with the o Kart

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    1. Shhh - don't mention the cart - Ben may have forgotten about it.

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  2. Fabulous bank holiday - it looks such fun. Trying to get my little one secure riding his bike at the moment.

    #MagicMoments

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    1. Fear not, he'll be doing this soon enough.

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  3. Totally my kids sort of fun.

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  4. Great post and such a great idea. My dad used to make me a ramp for my roller boots - loved it. Had a few bumps and scrapes but it was so much fun :) #magicmoments #whatsthestory

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    1. Bumps and scrapes heal and go - great childhood memories stay for ever!

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  5. That is so cool! And you're one cool mom to let your kid have some little adventures every now and then. ;)

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    1. I think mine have more than their fair share of adventures - they are very lucky boy to have so much space around them.

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  6. Looks like a great day. Great idea.. :)

    #letkidsbekids

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  7. Ah that's fantastic, just what kids should be doing! Loads of fun.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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  8. My son has got a new friend who is also 3 going on 4. Not a lof ot things to do yet but they are influencing each other already. His friend is younger so my son would be the role model. The small dude would copy him and it looks so cute! At the beach when my son's friend threw a tantrum and my son just played on the water. His friend eventually copied him including the no underwear prancing on the beach. My son has no sibling and I am so happy that hes got a friend now as I know hes craving for a playmate. #WhatsTheStory

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    1. That's lovely - I hope they stay friends.

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  9. Looks like you had a great trip. My son is obsessed with doing stunts on his (normal) bike, I can't bear to watch sometimes #letkidsbekids

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  10. Sounds like they had such a good time Rosie and kept themselves busy! Simon has done a great job with the ramp, looks like great fun (if I were a bit younger obvs!). Lovely post, thank you for sharing with #whatsthestory

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    1. Yup - don't think my knees would cope with jumps!

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  11. Love this. I had a BMX when I was young so I have no doubt how much he loves his bike! x #LetKidsBeKids

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    1. He got it for a present a while ago and has used it loads!

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  12. awww so glad that a nice time was had by all .. and by the sounds of it its continuing :-)

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

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    1. Thank you - although the break seems rather a long time ago now!

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