Matt's mom is here, and this is really her deal. Cadence has had our nephew's old tricycle for a couple years now and is still too short to ride it. It's nice and metal and classic-looking, but it was also big and she just couldn't ride it. She and I had talked briefly about getting her a new one, especially since she has seen her friends riding theirs, but when I looked around even the plastic ones were around $45. I just wasn't willing to spend that much.
Well, when Dassa arrived, Cadence asked her to get her a new tricycle. (We're just going to skip over the implications of my kid ALREADY working her grandma for stuff.) I pretty much said no, because of the prices I had seen. But we looked at Walmart yesterday and this one was on clearance for $13! That, I could agree to. (And it didn't have princesses or Dora on it. Ahhhhh.)
I bought her a Hello Kitty Helmet (also on clearance for $9.50). She's already cruising in style.
Oh, and btw, I put the trike together by myself.