There'll Be More Riding When The Kids Move Out

I ran across a thread on the Road Star Gallery about a rider with three kids, and one of them just moved out of the house. He's alway...

I ran across a thread on the Road Star Gallery about a rider with three kids, and one of them just moved out of the house.

He's always said that there will be plenty of time and space for a lot of fun when the kids move out, but then again, he's sad, worried, and perhaps also proud.

In our riding club, we have members with kids, and have had other members with kids. Quite often they can't go riding because they planned to spend the weekend with the family, or attend their son's baseball game, or watch their daughter in a parade, or something.

For the club, it's a difficulty, because we'd love to get these guys riding with us. But then again, you can't expect anyone to put a riding club over family obligations. Even though our club has a prospect period, where only the dedicated riders get patched, something happens to someone that changes all that, like a career change, or a divorce, or a chronic illness.

"When the kids move out, I'll have more time to ride".

"When the kids move out, I'll have money to buy that Harley".

"When the kids move out, I'm going to take a cross-country road trip".

How many times have we heard these statements?

And even when the kids move out, something unforseen happens that puts our dreams out of reach.

Related

Opinion 7858923644377989216

Post a Comment

Follow Us

Sponsor

Latest News

Sponsor

Hot This Week

Sponsor

item