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September 9, 2010 - Kylie Saari
So I consider myself a pretty smart woman.
I research for a living, pay attention to what is going on, and special attention to parenting issues.
Imagine my surprise then when I covered the bike safety presentation given by Fairmont Police Officer Jaime Bleess.
I'll be honest, I was a little smug. My two kids were two of the only three there wearing safety helmets. They wear them every time they ride, no exceptions. I am not going to be labeled as careless with their safety. My kids aren't going to get their little heads hurt on the sidewalk if they fall, which has happened, by the way.
So imagine my embarrassment when Bleess identified the vexing problem I have been with my son's helmet in one glance. It wasn't comfortable, and we could never get the straps right. It sat crooked on his head.
The helmet was too small. Ridiculously small, now that I see what a helmet is supposed to fit like.
I was embarrassed. I paid a lot for that helmet; I guess I just wanted it to last. It was like forcing your school aged child into a rear-facing infant seat and bragging to the police about what a good mother you are.
So now, both kids have helmets that fit, thanks to Early Riser Kiwanis. And I have a new, humble attitude.
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