Max, lately, has been a very motivated little guy. From his insistance on taking swim lessons because he didn’t want to wear his “fwoaties” (floaties) to riding a bike. He really is on a quest to be “big”. Well, today we had about 2 hours between soccer and swim lessons – I was on my failing mission to find a babysitter when I decided to go see if Max would fit on Derek’s old bike. Little did I know, Max had just asked Sarah “When do I get a two wheeler?” Well – long story short, he’s just about big enough!
After a few hoops jumped through, we mounted up the “stick” and got everything ready. Max seemed to be pretty comfortable on the bike. He got nervous going too fast – but rode around and liked it a lot during the day. Later in the day he wanted to ride again. I was excited and took him out. He wanted to try, not try, try, not try… finally – late in the evening – he tried again and did an incredible job! I mean – I couldn’t believe it. He LITERALLY rode a bicycle without training wheels, without me holding on, for at least 30 yards SEVERAL TIMES! I have witnesses that will attest to this! My hands were in the air (like I just didn’t care… ) but he kept going! If the road didn’t have a crown – he would have done better, but the lean of the road threw him off a bit!
I’m in awe… He isn’t ready to go riding by himself yet, but he’s doing great!