Monday, April 12, 2010

My Middle Child is a Genius

Last weekend, April 3 to be precise (you know, because ONE DAY I will want to find write it in his baby book), my littlest boy asked us to remove the training wheels from his ultra-cool Hot Wheels bike.

I was so not expecting that.

Jacob just learned to ride on two wheels last year. Shhh. Don't tell anyone.

Seriously, though, we spent nearly four years attempting to teach Jacob to ride his bike. First the bike was too tall, and then the ground was too hard, and then, OMG, what if a car comes??? In the end, all it took was one girl who told him she would only ride bikes with him if he took the wheels off. Bingo.

We have not even considered removing the trainers for Adam because he is LITTLE. A wee baby. He needs those things. What kind of parent would I be if I let my toddler just hop on a big kid bike?

Shut up. He's a toddler. Do not tell me he's going to kindergarten in four months because then I might have to hurt you. Toddler. Big toddler.

I tried to use the whole, we're so busy preparing for Easter/gearing up for that WVU game/drinking beer in the driveway, but he was persistent so his dad got his wrench and gave him a short lecture about how learning to ride a bicycle may take some time and you may not get it the first time, and yada-yada-yada, what? Wait up!.........





Five minutes.

Five minutes was all it took for him to learn to ride a two-wheeler.

So quick, in fact, we didn't even have time to get him a helmet.

Which, yes, I realize he needs a helmet. No hateful comments please, you know, if anyone still reads this thing.

Although, if you'll notice, Elizabeth improvised her own helmet.

11 comments:

sherrypg said...

Yay!

Christopher didn't learn to ride until he was nine. Now he zips around all over the place. We had to buy him a bigger bike this weekend and he loves it.

A friend's son was like Adam. He wanted to ride and nothing was stopping him. He was four as well.

Mommy Daisy said...

Wow! That's crazy. But you know, my sister (who is almost 4 years younger than me) started riding her bike either the same year (later in the summer) or the next year after I did. So there you go. I think those middle children just want to keep up. ;)

Dawn said...

No training wheels and shorts...he is brave. lol!

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Elizabeth Channel said...

It's so fascinating how different children can be--I have one that read at three but still can't ride a bike at eight!

I love the self-made "helmet." Quite the fashion!

Burgh Baby said...

Who gave him permission to grow up so much so fast? AAAH!

Aimee said...

Jacob still uses training wheels and he'll be 7 in June. Go Adam!

Aimee said...

Jacob still uses training wheels and he'll be 7 in June. Go Adam!

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Dana said...

Genius indeed! Way to go buddy! Tanner JUST learned to ride a two wheeler and he's nearly 8! In our defense though, we do live on a very steep hill so we have nowhere to ride.

Christa said...

I like Elizabeth's helmet lol! And I'm VERY impressed with your genius :)

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