Friday, July 30, 2010
Like Riding a Bike
Before we moved, Boo had figured out how to ride her bike up and down our street without training wheels. It was a joyous day for all. When we moved to our new house and met our steep driveway, and equally steep road, I figured we were in trouble. After a few spills and several close calls, Boo regressed considerably, and we put the training wheels back on. Yaks, once a fearless training-wheel rider, would now panic whenever going over the slightest bump or downward slope, and forget how to brake. It was near impossible for me to try to teach them with a crawling baby, a wobbly two-wheel rider and a terrified training-wheeler. I'm only one woman!
Josh took up the challenge, and took the kids over to the parking lot where we have swimming lessons. The pool is closed on Saturdays, so the kids are free to ride on an open, oval-shaped and even surface. Diddles and I went along the other day to watch their progress, which has been wonderful. Josh captured all of these fun shots of the kids.
Yaks gained both speed and confidence.
Boo shed her training wheels and even figured out how to get started from a full stop.
Just in time for summer to be over. Ah well. Here's to progress!
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