Herein lies the problem. She came in with both kids to get both of them new bikes. The younger girl was not happy, tantrum and meltdown imminent. While I was getting the training wheels etc. on and charging the credit card, the woman took the 2 girls aside and was talking to them in very hushed tones. Whatever she said calmed the younger girl down.
As I wheeled the pink Trek Mystic out of the store, the older girl said to the younger girl "Yaaay, now we're going to go to Toys R Us and get you a new bike too!" Ahh, the innocence of children. The woman ran up and said "Shhh" but I had heard them. I looked at the woman and said "no worries, enjoy the bike."
Having a kid of my own, I understand her dilemma. Kids are expensive. If we have a choice we always buy clothes a little big, roll up the pants legs, Elora can wear them longer that way. This woman could have gone to Toys R Us and bought both bikes, but didn't.