Saturday, 7 March 2009

wheelie

And after a little coaching and some last minute advice big-brother-style, this happened today at the fire station:



And after some wobbliness and some hair raising careening stops and a decidedly heart-stopping almost-melding-of-the-body-with-the-firehouse it was decided that maybe, just maybe, a big girl's balance isn't quite up to snuff yet, and the wrench came out again.



B put one training wheel back on, remembering how he learned to balance on two wheels by using a third to build confidence.

She's like a bird with a new wing and as long as this weather holds and she can bike every day? The last training wheel will come off in (we predict) a week.


This summer, we won't be able to catch her.

Fly free, little bird.

11 comments:

Mary G said...

The first bike is such a big moment. And she is so beautiful in her concentration. Lovely.

Magpie said...

Awesome. We're going to be doing that soon!

May-B said...

Now that is something to remember. Fantastic!

Woman in a Window said...

This is such an important rite of passage! My god, for her and for you!

blackbird said...

Woot!
She's awfully cute, ya know.

Z said...

My granddaughter will be 4 later this month - it won't be too long before this'll be her!

Visiting from Jamie's blog - good of you to let us know what you've heard.

Caro said...

Hooray. Good job!

Chantal said...

WOW, I can't wait to get my little bird on his first two wheeler this spring. WOO HOO.

beagle said...

Yay!
(love the boots too btw!)

Stomper Girl said...

We need to do this with our baby too. WE took the trainers AND the pedals off for Climber so that he'd coast along for balance. Then we put the pedals back but not the trainers. Seemed to work. I might tell Fixit about B's one trainer wheel technique though.

kittenpie said...

Wow. I'm hoping we can get Pumpkinpie down to two wheels this summer, though I am worried that she is becoming more fearful and will be really resistant, as I was as a kid. Still, once she does it, I know she will love it - she is always thrilled when she starts to master something new, and it becomes her new FAVOURITE thing to do. Plus, real bike riding feels like flying, and who doesn't love the wind in their hair?