I might get a lot of replies saying I am ungrateful and/or selfish for this post but I really feel bad about this already..
Basically I have told my parents 'No thankyou' when they've offered to get DS a bike. I've had a look at the one they want to get him and its lovely - a little wooden pedal-less bike with a trailer that he would love- but I feel compelled to say 'no thankyou'. Part of me feels that ds LOVES walking, throwing the ball for the dog, splashing in puddles, having running races with leaves and I want him to develop in this way and enjoy it as long as possible and get in to the habit of walking so maybe a bike/trike when he's 3 or 4.
Also I want to be the one to choose and give him his first bike (is this selfish?) Now I have just been told by DH's mother that she saw a bike and couldn't resist getting it for him. So next time he goes to visit (they live half an hour a way so wont be long before he does) he will be presented with his first bike.
I feel bad for feeling so upset about this,it has really got to me though. When she told me I nearly choked and just kind of froze and was polite.I know she didn't mean to offend me.
Am I being completely unreasonable and selfish??? She loves buying DS things, DS would love a bike. Why does it make me feel so upset??