The first day of school.....
Yes, those are his new glasses, by the way-----so trendy,
don't ya think?
don't ya think?
And the first time that Aydan finally rode a bike by himself!
Now, this is always a huge thing for children, but most of them go through it when they are 5 or 6----or even 7.
But Aydan is 9. It has been an issue for awhile.
So, as we were walking our bikes to the soccer park to work on his riding.....again., he kept this dialogue going:
A: I don't like this bike.
Me: You will change your mind soon.
A: I don't EVER want to learn to ride a bike.
Me: You'll be fine. Just be patient. (and like a cheerleader) You are going TO DO IT today, I can just feel it!
A: No I won't. I really DON'T WANT TO RIDE THIS BIKE!
Me: We are almost there. Just hang in there. It doesn't do any good to be negative about it.
A: I hope a car comes along and runs over my bike-----right now!
Me: Well----you know that Daddy will just buy you another....
A: And I WILL PUT IT INTO THE ROAD TO GET RUN OVER AGAIN!! AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN!
Well.....we got to that park.
We worked on his balance....again.
I should win Mother of the Year, because I was patient. Oh, yes, I was patient. Holding that little seat upright and running alongside.
And.........little by little, he went farther and farther. Hubby came and took over for a bit---- helping with holding the seat upright.
Then-----yes, he let go. And Aydan kept going.
It was so satisfying. So sweet. Knowing that this was my last child to do this with-----was actually bittersweet.
And from his satisfied grin, you could tell that he was so happy to finally get it!
And his only complaint, as I was complimenting him and giving him just one more "great job!"
"Well, this seat is too high! My tenders were HURTING!!
And when he got home and off the bike entirely----yes, he DID make that statement above. (the title of this post--------for those who aren't catching my drift----and what do your boys call their "packages?"-----that is a whole new blog post all on its own!)
Yes, I know that the bike is too small---but its been a few years....
But here he is....VICTORIOUS!
Now, to get to those swimming lessons..... Sigh.