Bike Riding, wherein they both go Training Wheel Free
Last night, while we were getting ready for bed, Aaron informed me that he would like his training wheels taken off in the morning. I said, "Sure, hon, whenever you are ready."
This morning, at 0700, Aaron woke me to say, "Daddy, remember, today is the day I get to take my training wheels off."
"Yes honey, today is the day. But not right now, go back to sleep."
But of course, by 0900, we were out in the shop, removing training wheels. And with just a little push, the little turd rode the length of the driveway before he crashed, trying to turn around.
It didn't take more than a couple of hoots and hollers and cheers for Aaron and Rebecca needed hers off, too. And, with just a push, she too was off and riding. In fact, she's big enough that with only a couple of assists, she is now starting on her own. Aaron, too short to throw his leg comfortably over the bike still needs an assist to start. But, we're working on getting him to start from a short brick by the porch.
Now all we have to work on is turns. But that will come. Both kids were excited and nervous, but anxious to try. Very cool.