Addie has wanted a hoverboard for at least two years, maybe three. I’m trying to remember when we were in the Joplin mall (it’s been two years ago for sure) and there was a toy store of sorts. Addie saw a hoverboard in there so we went in. She had been asking for one way before that but I didn’t get it for her.
They have friends who have four kids and each of those kids has a hoverboard. Chad said they were over there one night and Addie hopped right on one of their hoverboards and never once fell so he ordered her one. It was supposed to be delivered Thursday but wasn’t. Addie had told her friends at school that it was coming and Chad said she was more upset that she had to tell them it didn’t arrive than she was that she didn’t get to ride it that evening.
I was picking Addie up on Friday after school so I asked Chad . . if it comes today, please don’t tell her. I didn’t want her to want to bring it to my house and get hurt. Thankfully UPS had not been by there when I ran by to get her stuff. I wasn’t taking any chances so I picked her up and we didn’t go back by their house.
We did see a UPS truck as we were heading out of town and Addie wanted to stop and see if he had it. I told her “I would but . . he wouldn’t give it to me because (1) it doesn’t have my name on it and (2) anyone could say they have a package but they might not be telling the truth!” She thought that was a good idea not to be handing packages out to anyone who asked so she was ok with that explanation. Besides . . there’s more than one UPS truck even in their small town.
It did arrive Friday but I didn’t tell her til Sunday because Chad and Nicole were bringing it when they came.
She hopped right on it and took off. She rode it a couple of hours . . til the battery went down and she never fell.
I had visions of the bicycle accident the first day of first grade when Nicole and I were outside with her and she spent about 4 hours in the ER.
She was so conident and was thrilled that the rest of us were scared to get on it.
Nicole and Chad had been playing with it at home and I think Nicole had fallen. She’s usually not afraid of anything but she was a bit apprehensive about getting on it and I never saw her really ride it but I didn’t stay out there long. It’s hard for me to watch, knowing how easily they could get hurt.
But, I do love how they all play together and have fun.
You can see Addie’s artwork on the driveway. I asked Vince if it was ok if she drew on the driveway and he said “so long as it washes off.” Addie said “It’s CHALK! Of course it washes off!” Let’s hope it does and I’m kinda hoping it rains before he gets here. 🙂
Chalk washes right off when it rains. It also rubs off if you walk on it…(we always use chalk messages advertising events on the sidewalks at the University where I work.)
Addie looks like she’s having a great time with the hoverboard!
Judy, if it doesn’t rain, use the garden hose and just rinse it off. If I were you, I would go out and write “welcome home” messages to welcome Vince home. (I still like playing with chalk.)
Judy Laquidara says
Addie will be here this weekend and I was going to get her to do it if it isn’t going to rain before he gets here. I can always take a picture and show him if it does rain.
No garden hoses here yet.
it’s chalk……she’s a kid……20 years from now (or even 10) you’ll wish you had that art work on the driveway to look at. I’m for letting a kid be a kid. These years will be gone in a flash.
Judy Laquidara says
That’s how I feel but Vince . . not so much.
It will wash off. Addie looks so grown up!
I like the idea of having a welcome home message for Vince – maybe Addie can create one for him. Seems like a bucket of chalk needs to be in your garage for creative activity outside. There is a kid in the neighborhood who makes amazing drawings on the sidewalks.
When I was a kid, we had a bongo board to deal with balance and for snow skiing motions. Same issue about falling off, but we were careful. When I was having some PT for my knees, I did some balancing activities on foam pieces. I told the therapist that I could continue the exercises using one of my boat throw cushions. It works.
Janet Bland says
My grandson got a hover board when he was about Addie’s age. His mom sent us a picture of him riding it while vacuuming the house.