Saturday, August 15, 2009

Training Set Backs

Learning to ride bikes has been a goal we've held for the kids for quite awhile.
We haven't really committed a lot of time or effort to it though.
We knew they'd get there.
The forever long deployment,
blazing Guam sun and the beastly humidity,
a newborn, a move, a delay in household goods,
all set that goal back. Way back.
We've finally had a chance to work a little more on bike training.
Here's a helpful tip to moms and dads everywhere
who might be trying to teach a kid to ride a bike.
HOLD THE CHILD, ON THE SHOULDERS. DON"T HOLD THE BIKE.
A hint that works like a charm. Promise. (and you'll save your back)
Addie and Stella have really been getting better with each day.
There are of course, the set backs, which I thought I'd post for fun here...
Like when a tree runs out in front of Addie,

or Stella takes a little spill,

or, tears which lead to

a four hundredth pep talk.


It's given us proud parenting moments though,
and a skill to the kids they can use forever.
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