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My Son Has Mastered Another Milestone - WW

I taught the boy to ride in about two weeks. I'm rather proud of him and myself. Now he has this great big smile as he whizzes by me. 

I didn't want him in training wheels and he only had one big wipe out that left him with a road rash on his elbow a few weeks ago. 

I remember teaching him to ride in the kitchen of our tiny apartment when he was just a tot. Oh how fast they grow.

I'm ready to take the girl's training wheels off and have a go at teaching her. 
I'm just wondering if there will be much of a difference since he is five and she is three. 
Oh well. it's worth a try. They are coming off!  *click to enlarge*
 They actually want to race each other now. Oy!
 He really doesn't want to stop and pose :)
 And they're off!
 I tell them that their spills/crashes are their battle scars to boast about :) It works great!


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25 comments :

  1. Yay! Growing up so fast!

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  2. Awww, look at that huge smile on his face! I'm sure he was so proud of himself as well xD

    Congratulations on both of your accomplishments!

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  3. How fun! I can't wait to teach my oldest how to ride a bike. It is the first taste of freedom I remember as a kid.

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  4. Woo hoo! I have to get another bike for my girl so that I could take off the training wheels on this one bike that she and my son share. :)

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  5. YAY! That's awesome! Target sells this thing called a "buddy bar" to help kids ride a bike without training wheels. It's supposed to be a great little helper.

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  6. I love what you say about the battle scars! You're clever!

    They look so tickled about riding. Fun!

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  7. they grow up so fast!

    but, just like in the rest of life, falls and spills are part of the process.

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  8. you're a great mom Callie.

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  9. Your an awesome Mom.
    I still remember getting my training wheels off.
    I was scared, got a few battle scars, but I finally caught on.

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  10. Look at him go. Now you'll never catch him,lol.

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  11. Watch out!
    Now he has the wind beneath his wings!!

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  12. wow
    time does fly...
    i remember my dad teaching me to ride my bike!

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  13. That is awesome. I still remember learning to ride a bike, however I was taught by my older brother and I think he thought it was funny when we crashed. :)

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  14. Don't blink they'll be dating and asking for the keys to the car! Goodness! So proud!

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  15. Way to go! So exciting! Happy New Year!

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  16. Your kids are so cute!

    Have a great day!
    http://harrietandfriends.com/2011/01/think-your-weather-stinks-check-this-out/

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  17. Great job with the bike riding! They're adorable. I am a terrible bike riding teacher... Can you teach my three youngest too? :-) Cute shots!

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  18. That's awesome, Colette!! Good job teaching him!

    My boys are 20, 24 & 26 now... they did grow up Way too fast!!!! Sigh... Glad you're enjoying your children so much!!!! :-)

    Hugs,
    Coreen

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  19. I am so impressed! My daughter was going into 2nd grade when my husband insisted on taking her training wheels off. I secretly thought he was so mean...then I saw the pride in her eyes as he guided her into success.

    I am such a ninny.

    If it had been up to me, she'd probably still have training wheels as a high schooler.

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  20. I'm really impressed b/c this is something that I never accomplished:) Such fun!

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  21. My kids learned to ride without training wheels a year apart. It was harder on my son, since he is the baby and he likes to milk it.

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  22. Our daughter started on training wheels. She put a couple hundred miles on the driveway before they came off. We let her ride up the street to a friends house for the first time this week. When she came home her eyes were bright like FREEDOM!!.

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  23. I recall when my boys were able to ride the first time. they were so excited and so very proud of themselves. Good job mom and son. smiles

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