Julia did ride her two wheeler today and I was surprised. I really didn’t think she could do it. This is more about my current mood than her ability. She had most of the skills -- balance, steering, stopping -- what she lacked was focus. She could not seem to keep her eyes on the path ahead. She was looking down and behind her, and to the side. And when she looked like that, the bike wobbled and her lost balance. Or bumped into a wall. But those teaching her were determined to get her up and on that bike and they did it.
I found a bike on Craig’s List on Wednesday night. I bought the handle for the back of the bike on Friday. I need to see if my old bike carrier will still go on the back of my car, or I have to buy a new one.
The kid needs practice. Every day practice. I can’t do that right now with my bad foot but I’ll be damned if she is going to lose this skill.