Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"Look Dad, Watch This"

Those words have the potential to be very scary. You never know what you're going to get when you here that phrase come out of your child's mouth. It could be really good or really bad. But that was the only warning we got before we witnessed this:

*He got right back up after that last crash...he was a-okay :-)

Ya'll, he just took off pedaling! Crazy! He's not even 4 1/2!!

Off and on while playing outside over the past couple of months, he would get on Olivia's 2-wheel barbie bike that she learned to ride on without training wheels. He would walk himself around on it without putting his feet on the pedals. We always offered to help him pedal and run behind him or ride in the grass like we taught Olivia. But he adamantly refused our help every time.

No biggie. We weren't going to push it! Besides, Olivia, Robert and I all learned to ride around 5 years old or so anyway. We had a least a year....so we thought.

I think this is how Landon will learn a lot of things in life. Cautiously and by teaching himself. Kinda like the whole swimming issue. I think one day, he'll dive in and swim across the pool like a pro! It also reminds me of when he caught this fish. He was all by himself casting away, doing it all on his own. And was rewarded greatly!

Yes, there are things in life we will have to make him do. But I think there will be a lot of things he teaches and figures out himself too. And I happen to think that's a pretty good quality to possess, if I do say so myself! :-)

Now...to get him off the barbie bike and onto his red Rock-it bike!!!

Oh, and a helmet is a MUST with him too.....he's slightly more accident prone than Olivia has been.

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