Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Brand New...Kind Of

Thumbelina outgrew the bike that Grandma and Grandpa gave her. So we did the old switcheroo. Thumbelina's bike would go to Munchkin, and ET's old Spiderman bike would go to Thumbelina. Sounds like a perfect idea, right?


The problem with this idea? Well, how could Thumblina possibly be expected to ride a boy bike? I mean, really! A bike with not a stitch of pink in sight. Unthinkable. She wouldn't even consider it.

So to avoid a long and drawn out pouting session every time anyone rode a bike, we bought a can of spray paint and went to town. Pink, Pink, PINK! (But a really bad spray paint job in which I didn't take anything apart--I just sprayed.)

Then, she needed a new chain for her bike. So since we needed to take the bike apart anyway, I talked my husband into sanding, repainting and a new seat for the bike. I told Thumbelina it would take at least a week since we were factoring in a vasectomy and the subsequent lying about.

But we are totally done now.

Now she LOVES it. She is super excited to ride it.

But now we have another problem...the other kids want their bikes painted too.


Shaunee said...

What a great idea!

Thelissa said...

Holy Cow! That looks good! Great fix up job!

Esther said...

It looks awesome! I don't blame the other kids for wanting a "new" bike!

Becky said...

That is an AWESOME paint job! I love it. Side note ** I was in the grocery store the other day and there is a Jones soda with a pic of a girl that looks just like Munchkin. It's their red soda. I had to do a double take!

Anonymous said...

the bike looks amazing!!!!! Nice job.:) Denise

Anonymous said...

WOW the bike is amazing. Nice Job!!!! Denise:)