Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Look Mom, No Training Wheels!

Despite the fact that LO has always loved bike riding, she has never been real good at it. Even with training wheels, there has hardly been a bike ride where some sort of disaster has not occurred.

She has watched all of her friends say goodbye to their training wheels and contnued to ask, "When will I be able to ride without training wheels?" (The word "never" often came to mind as the answer to this question but being the supportive mother that I am, I would always say, "Soon, sweetie. Real soon.") We have tried repeatedly for over a year to lift the training wheels or to remove them completely only to end with a whole lot of frustration and tears.

A week or so ago, a very good friend of mine was telling me about how he taught his daughter as well as two other little girls how to ride their bikes without training wheels. I told him that if he could teach LO, he could possibly be the greatest teacher in the world. And so he took the challenge.

Miracle of she is WITHOUT training wheels.

(Thanks D. you are indeed the GREATEST teacher in the world. LO said so.)


RaggedyMom said...

As a non-bike-rider (I know! Ridiculous!) it is so commendable that LO is persistent and not afraid to do something that doesn't come easily. And great T-shirt!

Ayelet said...

So what's his secret? And does he travel to New York?

Bice said...

Look at that smile!

Jack's Shack said...

She looks pretty darn happy.

RaggedyMom said...

Tag! I hope you don't mind doing another meme! I apologize in advance!

orieyenta said...

RM - maybe we need to come visit you and teach you how to ride!

Ayelet - he kept telling her that no matter what keep pedaling. Apparently it worked. I'm sure he would love to take a trip to NY.

Bice and Jack - yep, I think from that smile you can tell how HAPPY she is.

Anonymous said...

The Jewish princess t-shrit is a great! And what a wonderul feeling it must have been for her to finally be able to ride the bike. She can swim too right? I'm sure she'll be doing triathalons in no time.

Jessica said...

Her Tshirt is awesome and she looks so proud of herself!

I have to admit I had to remind myself that "yeah, there are places in this world where one can wear shorts and a T in December."