Gettting back outside with the kids + SmarTrike Giveaway
Finally we’re getting warmer weather in Australia and Spring is only around the corner – hurray! Since my treatment has ended, I’ve been enjoying getting a bit more active again and getting back outside with the kids and last week we had a little trip down to our local park.
I’ve felt so guilt since my cancer diagnosis and treatment that I haven’t been able to spend as much time playing with the kids as I’ve wanted to. Sometimes, I’ve just been too tried or too ill. Now I’m recovering and getting more energy, I’m making the most of it.
First of all we surprised Mini by showing him his new SmarTrike! His sister had one when she was his age and loved it – every day we took her to the shops, the park or a walk around town with it so she was happy for her little brother to have a SmarTrike of his very own.
The SmarTrike arrived in a big box and I had it constructed in about 10 minutes. It’s very easy to assemble with simple instructions – which I need!
We have the 5 in 1 SmarTrike which is designed for kids aged 10 – 36 months which is perfect for my son who is 14 months old. It will last for ages because as he grows up and gets bigger and more able, we’ll be able to remove the safety bar and he can learn to peddle as we push him along.
Eventually, we’ll be able to remove the parent handle altogether and he’ll be free to peddle on his own – I can’t imagine that right now as he still seems so small but I can’t wait to see how he grows up with his new SmarTrike!
I never expected to get a cancer diagnosis so young and when I got my diagnosis, the first thing I thought was how I might not be around for my children. The guilt has been overwhelming at times and I know that ‘parent guilt’ is something that a lot of parents struggle with.
I’m feeling so much better now my treatment is all complete and I have the all-clear but I don’t imagine it will be the last parenting challenge I face.
My kids are growing up so fast and I don’t want to miss a second of it. SmarTrike recently commission a survey on the top reasons why Aussie parents feel ‘guilty’ which found that 80% of mums and dads regularly doubt their own parenting decisions. So I know I’m not alone. Reasons for feeling the guilt included the rate their kids developed, the products parents bought their kids, how much they played or exercised with their kids and more.
Even now, I do not have the energy some days to be able to get really active with the kids but the SmartTrike means we can get out and about, enjoy the fresh air and have some exercise. It’s so lightweight and easy to steer which means I can easily manage it now and as I’m getting fitter, we can do even more. In fact, as Mini grows up and learns to peddles himself, I plan to be at my fittest and running around after him!
I know my ‘parent guilt’ isn’t going to go away overnight but I have plan for the future to be out and about more with my kids.
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- The prize is a SmarTrike 5 in 1, RRP $249
- Open to Australian residents only
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Disclosure: I was sent this SmarTrike in return for my honest review and this post is in collaboration with SmarTrike.