This weekend, this boy...


... learned how to float on his back in the pool, held his nose and went under for the first time (willingly), tried a McDonald's milkshake, AND rode his bike with no training wheels!

It was a big weekend here for andersilliams. We had an old friend in town which led to some golf and secrets time for he and ave.

While the boys were out and after a particularly harrowing display of scooter-prowess by Alec, I decided if he had the kind of cat-like balance he was displaying on the two-wheeled scooter he should certainly be able to ride his bike with no training wheels.

And sure enough.

I put this long "bike training handle" on the back so I could jog along behind and hang on, then we went out to the street, he hopped on and off we went. He kept looking back at me saying "mommy let go, mommy LET GO". So I did.

And that was it.

I expected some long painful story. I thought for sure this would be something he needed to practice at, fall a few times, swear off riding for the summer. Nope, he just rode it like he had been all summer. Other than two nice hits to the knee (a little how-to on starting and stopping fixed that) he rode like a champ.

This is exactly how potty-training was too. One day I just stopped putting him in diapers - that's it, end of story. No drama, no fights, no peeing on the floor, or bed, or couch - no nothing. Just like the bike, when the time is right, I guess it just works.


Naen,  July 27, 2009 at 10:35 AM  

WOW!!! Nice work, Alec! You must feel proud!

Naen,  July 29, 2009 at 12:12 AM  

This reminds me of his Uncle Evan...

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