Learning to Ride

I’ve spent the last week thinking that it would be fun to announce that Savannah had learned to ride her bike. I spent an hour trying to teach her. I learned something important – it’s easier with the right size of bike. I was trying to teach Savannah on a bike that was slightly too large for her. Once we switched to the smaller bike she caught on fast. The next day (and ever since) she is on her bike every chance she can get.

This left us with a slight problem, Alyssa no longer had a bike to use since Savannah can only ride the small bike. This morning our neighbor came over and asked if we wanted her daughter’s old bike – perfect size for Alyssa. Tonight I started teaching Alyssa to ride the new bike. She learned to stop faster than Savannah, now if she can learn to start herself my job will be done until Mariah gets old enough to learn.

I can’t wait to take family bike rides with the younger two in the trailer and the older two on their own bikes.

About David

David is the father of 8 extremely organized children (4 girls / 4 boys) who is constantly seeking answers to tough questions related to parenting, education and politics while moonlighting for 40 hours each week as a technology professional. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and sports.
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