So this is a bit of a vent thread I guess.
My DP and I have bought our oldest daughter a Yamaha TTR-50 (a small kids motorbike). And for those who don't know anything about bikes it's a 4 stroke and extremely quiet. This is the main reason we got her the ttr and not a peewee 50.
We recently been taking her up to our local public schools oval for her to get used to riding it. That was until one Saturday afternoon a teacher threatend to call the police.
He didn't want her leaving bike tracks on the oval. (Seriously, oh no some blades of grass get pushed over...it's the end of the world!!)
And to be honest the last thing he should worry about is bike tracks when there is dog poo around the football poles and soccer goals. He should be on the dog owners that walk their dogs on there and don't clean up their dogs mess. But to keep the peace we left.
Now we take her to our local BMX track which is next to a large cricket oval. This track is a completely different area. We actually have to drive to get there.
Anyway, yesterday evening (about 7.30pm) someone called the police.
At first we thought he was here about her riding on the oval. But he actually recieved a complaint that she was riding on the BMX bike track.
The police officer himself couldn't believe that someone called. He said himself that he was expecting teenagers on their motorbikes tearing it up, not a child just riding over the little mounds.
The officer told us that the person that called to complain made it out to be older kids and that they were causing damage.
At the end of the conversation he said for now we need to go because he recieved a call about her, but we can come back another day and that he isn't bothered at all that she rides around the track.
I just find it unbelievable that someone would do that to my 4 year old (if I knew who it was I would give them a ear full!).
She isn't a hoon. She doesn't go near anyone. She isn't causing any harm or damage to property. She just slowly rides around. No kids are ever around when we use the BMX track.
We purposely go in the evening to avoid any other members of the public. If there happens to be teens around (which is rare at the time we go) they are always at the skate park on the other side of the oval riding there skateboards and scooters around.
I just wish whoever called the police actually came to see what she was doing and not just jump to conclusions. And see that it's a little girl still learning to ride. F*** sake she still have trainer wheels on! If they bothered to leave their little house and come down and see properly for themselves, they would see no harm being done.