My son wants a bicycle. He’s eight, so there’s nothing wrong with that. The problem is that he stays in a shophouse with his mother, so there’s no place for him to ride it, other than on the road and it is on a very busy street. His mother says she’ll take him to the park each day, but I can’t see that lasting. I have already said I do not agree with this bike buying. Should I turn my back on this latest request and my son think of me as being mean, or just go with the flow?
Quite a predicament you have there, Petal. If the mother (who I suspect you are not living with) will take him to the park at least three times a week, I think that is the best answer. Tell her to stock up on plasters.