Friday, March 23, 2012
Riding MY bicycle feeling so free.....
Grammy and Pop made this happen for Jackson's birthday when they got him his very first big boy real bike and helmet. What a special way to ring in the big 5! Jackson has rode on it every single day since he got it, minus a few rainy ones. Every night we go out on a family bike ride (Jackson rides while we walk quickly behind trying to keep up!) He has gotten SO FAST!
It is an amazing way for our wild man to burn off some of that energy of his. But it is also an incredibly cool (and incredibly cute for us) way for him to play pretend. While he is riding his bike waaaaaayyyyy ahead of us (a few driveways) he plays pretend doing his super heros, different voices and all. He feels he is alone, and no one can hear him. Oh how we love being able to eavesdrop every now and then. It is so stinking cute!
Now that he has had the bike about a month, he is definitely braver and loves to try peddling as fast as he can. Now we just need to work on braking. He refuses to try using the real brakes and just runs into the grass to stop himself. One of these days he will wipe out- yes I know, I know. Wipe outs- and lot of them are going to be plentiful in our future. I just hate for it to happen. I am such a mom.