Wednesday, September 7, 2011

There He Goes!

We don't  have a driveway, so the kids haven't gotten much of an opportunity to ride their bikes.  For some daft reason it never occurred to me to let them ride their bikes on the sidewalk in front of the house.  (I'm directionally challenged, what can I say?)

Of course, this all could have been subconscious self preservation because our house is on a steep hill and I didn't want to have to haul bikes up and down the hill every time they wanted to ride.  Now that the kids are bigger I can be lazy and make them haul the bikes up and down the hill.  (My secret nefarious goal is to have my own child labor force).

We've been working with Peter to teach him how to ride his bike without training wheels.

He's worked so hard at it, and despite occasional mishaps, he's learned to ride his bike by himself!

*Sob* Another milestone reached.

Hopefully it'll be awhile before he decides he wants to learn to drive.

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Anonymous said...

That reminds me of when I learned to ride a bike @ 5 and tried to outrun that car backing up out of the driveway... I made it (Mom had a heart attack)