Yesterday, we took the boys to the toy store to get them new bicycle helmets. After we got home, I removed the training wheels from Calum’s bike. According to Dree, most of his friends are already riding without them. The way she figures it, it’s about time we try to teach Calum how to ride without them.
His bike is a little small, that’s supposed to make it easier. Once he masters it, we’ll get him a new, big boy bike. Then we’ll re-attach the training wheels and hand his old bike down to Liam.
Dree took Calum out into the court this morning to try for the first time without his training wheels. She said that when he wasn’t thinking about it, he did great. Otherwise, he cried a little. I asked him about it and when pressed a bit, he admitted he was a little bit scared. I told him that was okay, that being a little scared kept us safe. But I also told him that we wouldn’t let him go until he was ready.
I remember learning to ride on grass, so when Dree was talking about places to take him where learning might be easier, I suggested trying to find a park with short enough grass. It would at least ease the fear of eating pavement.