Sunday, October 18, 2009

On Two Wheels!

The Boy rode his bike without training wheels for the first time today! Woohoo!

I wasn't there, but thank God hubby made a video (while also spotting the boy, which is impressive).

When I got home, did the boy jump up and down and brag? No.

Boy: Mom, guess what?!

Me: What?!

Boy: I found a baby walking stick!

Me: Cool!

Boy: [gives details of finding bug]

Me: How was bike riding?

Boy: Great. I rode without training wheels.

Me: Really?

Boy: Yes.

Girl: He did! I saw him!

Me: That's so great!

Boy: Come see my bug!

He clearly was not as impressed as his parents were. He decided to do it, and now it's done. No big deal. For him, that is.

He's six, and it took him a while to get into bike riding. He has always cared much more about fishing and visiting tide pools. Once he started riding with the training wheels, we'd see all kinds of younger kids riding without them. We tried not to push him, told it was no big deal. Secretly, we wondered if we should push him.

We are now feeling much more comfortable with the reality that the Boy will do things when he's ready. Swimming, bike riding--they come in time. The same will happen for other necessary milestones, I'm sure. Like reading and surfing.

Happy bike riding everyone!


TKW said...

Truer words were never spoken. Miss D. refused to ride a bike until late this summer (7) and it took her TWO days to get it.

Maybe we should just let them make the rules--well, except for that Twizzlers for Dinner thing...

Ink said...

That's adorable. Hooray for two-wheeling! And for bugs. :)

Contemporary Troubadour said...

Congratulations to the Boy! And a baby walking stick -- how cool. I've only seen adult ones before.

Academic, Hopeful said...

Back in blogland. Have just read your last five posts. Delightful reading.

I was a nervy bike-rider and swimmer in part because my twin found sports so easy. Her excellence made me want to find my own thing. Probably a little precious of me!

Bavardess said...

Aw, that's so cute. Especially as he was much more interested in his baby walking stick.