Monday, January 2, 2012

T's First Two-Wheeler


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At risk of getting all sentimental, MY BOY IS GROWING UP! When you become a parent, the passage of time becomes simultaneously deeply relieving and utterly terrifying. It's a relief when you realize your baby has stopped throwing all his food on the floor or when it occurs to you that you cannot remember the last accident your potty-trained child had. But when they pass milestones, sometimes you just want to grip onto things exactly as they are and never let go.

T has always been pretty coordinated. He stepped on an older friend's two-wheeled scooter at age two and a half and was flying around in no time. Tonight Ryan spontaneously decided to let him have a go at riding his bike without the training wheels. Trenton hopped on without fear and had it down almost immediately. He still needs more practice; as you'll see in the video, if anyone talks to him while riding (which I did), he is easily distracted from riding in a straight line... :)

This video makes Ryan and I laugh so much...but maybe that is because we know our kids' personalities so well... T crashing with style and Chase contentedly twirling a pole. Good times.

8 comments:

  1. Wow, that's amazing! Riding a bike at age 3. I think you might have been 6 or 7. Maybe your parents weren't so adventuresome! Way to go!

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  2. Wow, what a big boy!!! Crazy! He's so young. I think about freezing time daily. Actually, I think about subtracting time even more often. Haha!

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  3. So crazy! I can't believe Henry is 3 years away from bike riding. Your boys are just so cute.

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  4. Cute--love the pole spinning.

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  5. haha i love that chase is so easily entertained! Next year you can get Trenton a motorcycle!!

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  6. I can't believe Trenton can ride a real two wheeler bike, that is amazing!! I can't wait to show Presley this video. You put it so beautifully, I completely agree with what you said about milestones, its such an emotional roller coaster being a parent!

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  7. Wow, that is amazing!! Go Trenton!! My big girl can barely do that!!! I guess we know what we need to work on this summer!!! :0) Awesome!!

    P.S. I love your paragraph on the passage of time- it is so true!

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