Monday, August 8, 2011

Biking in adventures

shoes always come off when we get to sand.

We had some work done on our car at Les Schwab, which was to take a few hours. Instead of getting a ride I decided to take our bikes and then ride to the park and play on the playground. The boys have had little or no time riding bikes on a road with two lanes of traffic. I was a little nervous about taking them, but with coaching before we even got on our bikes and discussion on bike lanes and our responsibility as cyclist on the road we went for it. It was fun to ride to the park that we have visited so many times before. It gave the boys a little glimpse of what it would be like if we lived in a place where you could bike to do all your errands and fun instead of driving, which is what I wanted for them. They both did great, they were safe, and my confidence in their riding and following directions grew too. Good boys.

1 comment:

  1. You are such an awesome mom, Amber! I also really appreciated your post about Spencer and his intrigue with amphibians. Seeing him out there in the water on his own, reminded me of what it's like to be alone in nature myself. Being allowed to explore that in the way that excites you and feels natural to you (maybe especially as a little one when so often you are amongst brothers/sisters/parents/authority figures) is really important and a huge gift.