Mimi and Papa Bob are away at Pelican Inlet this week. I picked up both the kids from school today and we went to check out the newly re-opened Possum Creek Park. Now it has a skate board area.
Then I took Becca to Uncle Bill's and Joey and I came home for a few hours. I told him I wanted to have him practice on his bike. He said he thought today was the day. I said then so did I!
At first I had him pushing along the curb on his bigger bike. Not much success. We went back to the driveway, I wanted to show him how to glide without putting his feet on the pedals, so I got on his big bike. Then I said why don't you go get your small (red) bike and we can both try.
That did it! He said, Mom let me try, I think I can do it. So I let him be while I rode around the driveway some. Sure enough, within a few minutes he rode out into the cul de sac!!!!
I dropped the bike I was on and ran out screaming 'Joey you did it!' and gave him a big hug :-)
We went around the cul de sac together (each on a bike) a few times. He's still wobbly, catches and stops himself by putting his feet down, starts best with the momentum of going down and off the driveway.
In the end, I think what gave him the final motivating push is that his younger cousin Natalie (4) is learning to ride a two wheeler. Joey is 7, turning 8 this month.
Anyway, Joey is ecstatic! I'm ecstatic! It was a good, good day. He called Nani, Daddy, and Mimi & Papa Bob to tell them all the great news.