Friday, May 11, 2012

Look Ma, No Training Wheels!

We went to take a walk around our lake last night and Lauren wanted to try to ride her bike without training wheels. The ONLY other time we have tried no training wheels was last August just on our cul-de-sac and yard and it didn't go very well. We agreed, so dad took off the training wheels. There was a lot of swerving at first, and learning how to use her bike's brakes, we had to keep reminding her to look ahead at the road not down at her bike wheels, and big brother would ride ahead of her and encourage her to follow him. There were also a few times of her saying she couldn't do it, and stopping for breath, but we told her she had to keep trying. It takes us about 30 minutes to walk around our lake, so she had plenty of time to keep practicing and in the end she did it--successfully! Today she wanted to get back on her bike and try again, so I was able to videotape her. She is so proud of herself, and the rest of us are very proud of her also! (Remember to pause my playlist above so that you can hear the video).

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