Is there anything better as a child than learning to ride your bike? Its a real childhood milestone and Alice cracked it this week. Alice has had a bike for years with stabilisers on and would ride on it whenever she could.
We took her stabilisers off a while ago, but to be honest we’ve been a bit rubbish at taking her out on her bike to learn to ride it without them off. A combination of a busy life and a really long winter, meant it was hard to get outside.
Last weekend we had no plans and I said to Andy lets get Alice out on her bike and get it cracked. Of course Alice was very excited about this and on Sunday she headed outside with Andy to tackle it, while I played with Holly.
One of things I love about where we live and a big reason for us choosing the house, is that we live in a cul-de-sac and its a nice safe place for the girls to play outside. All the houses here have children a similar age to ours and there is always children out playing. Which is lovely.
After Alice had been outside for a while, I went out to see how she was getting on and I was amazed to see the she had almost cracked it. She was cycling around on her own, the only part she still needed to master was setting off on her own.
On Monday after dinner we went out again, with Alice on her bike and Holly on her scooter. I was determined that Alice was going to be able to ride her bike by the end of the week. Straight away she got on her bike and set off, shouting ‘Mummy, I know how to do it now’ and she did.
Her little face was beaming with pride as we cycled up and down our street. There really is nothing better than seeing your child achieve something and for their little face to light up with happiness.
I’m so proud of Alice, her determination to do it meant it only took a few hours for her to crack it. I think there will be lots of bike rides happening this summer.
All we need to do now is buy her a bigger bike, as a recent growth spurt has meant she has outgrown this one and I might even invest in one myself as I quite fancy mummy and daughter bike rides.
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