Sunday, March 17, 2013


Lauren and Tyler do not know how to ride a bike without training wheels.
They are currently 9 and 6 years old.
This is unacceptable.

I have decided it is TIME for them to learn to ride a bike.

Today we bought Tyler a bigger bike (for his birthday next week) and he's been practicing riding it with the training wheels.
They will soon come off.

Lauren has had a bigger bike for years but pitches a fit any time she tries to ride it without training wheels.
"It's terrifying," she says.  
Since Matt is infinitely more patient with L's tantrums, I enlisted him as the two-wheel trainer.
He spent a good 30 minutes off and on (in between pitched fits)
and made some serious progress.

Check her out!


Anonymous said...

Just an idea...get them elbow & knee pads so they aren't afraid when they fall off. Might work. G. Jan

brian said...

Look at the smile on her face after riding successfully. She'll pick it up in no time.