When I got home from the store, Landon immediately asked me if he could ride his buddy's bike. She got her training wheels taken off a week or two ago, so I tried to talk him out of it since I didn't feel like pushing him around the driveway. He insisted, though, so I started pushing him around on it. Within seconds, he insisted that he wanted to "do it myself!" I realized that he wanted to actually ride the bike. I thought, Well, I'll let him give it a shot, but as soon as he crashes he will give up and ride his safe little bike again. So, I put him in the grass, pushed him to get him going, and let go. Off he rode! Seriously! Like he's been riding a bike, sans training wheels, his whole life. We did it a few more times, and then he ran over to his own bike and begged me to take off his training wheels. All the horrible scenarios that could occur raced through my head, but hewas insistent, complete with tears, that they come off NOW.
So, we took them off and we now have a little boy who rides a bike all by himself with no training wheels! I was so proud of him, but at the same time my heart was hammering with nervousness that he would crash and get really hurt. But, my-oh-my, was he proud of himself! He kept saying, "I can do it myself! I can ride with no training wheels! I can do it myself!" Gosh, I love this determined little guy. He is so amazing.
We, of course, took a ton of video and some pictures, and I want to share this cute video. This was maybe five minutes after we took off the training wheels.
Isn't he amazing?
Coleson also had his first giggle-fest today. He laughed and laughed at me making faces at him for quite a while this afternoon. He is such a happy little boy!
I am so blessed by my children!