When Brady was 5, he got a bike for his birthday.
He had a little bike before that, but didn't really have any interest in it. He wasn't all that thrilled with his new bike either.
He rode it a few times with the training wheels on.
He also tried one summer without the training wheels.
But, he never came close to being able to ride on his own.
One thing about Brady, he's always been very safe!
We didn't have to worry about him climbing or jumping when he was little. He wouldn't want to hurt himself!
Last summer we put his bike in our yard sale...he outgrew it.
The bike looked new. We suggested getting a new bike...but he said he didn't want one.
Eric and I worried he'd never learn to ride a bike...especially since he had zero interest in it. Is it possible to go your whole life without ever learning to ride a bike? We would surely have failed as parents if this were the case!
Well, two weeks ago Brady suprised us and asked for a bike.
I couldn't believe it. What changed his mind? Or maybe who changed his mind?! A new girl moved down the street from us right before school started and she's in Brady's class. She rides her bike over to our house and they mostly play on the playset. This is where the need to have a bike all of a sudden was coming from!
So, yesterday we took Brady to get a bike. Normally we don't just run out and buy things Brady wants. (Although Brady rarely asks for anything) But, I was thinking soon it will be winter and too cold to be out bike riding. I was also thinking this would be a nice distraction from tennis. :)
He did it! After just a few tries...he was riding around the neighborhood with his friend. Eric reminded me that this new bike means that Brady will have a little more freedom....hmmmm. I think I prefer him playing in the backyard! Actually, I'm thrilled that he finally learned to ride a bike...and now I want one too!
Have a great week!