Yesterday we left for block Island, and Little Ann was feeling a little nervous about bringing her bike. A while back G & S took the training wheels off, but really didn't feed her enough confidence and support to get her going on the bike. So it has been sitting in the garage getting dusty and taking up space...
Until, I told her that everyone gets nervous about riding there bikes, and in fact, Last summer when I purchased my bike, and hadn't ridden in about 7 or 8 years, I was nervous! So I told her she should try and I would help her get started. After holding onto the back a few times, I pretended to hold on a few more times, and then I let go.. She did it! And then, she did it over and over again.. moving onto the street, and biking up and down hills, in circles, and even once, letting go with a hand to wave at a friend we were riding past!
I'm am soo proud of Little Ann! I knew she could do it, she just needed to know she could do it too!
And Little Dan, has been practicing building sand castles, so that while we are in Block Island, he can make some mean castles on the beach! For the longest time it was "No Krystle! You can't do this, it's my sand table!!" But finally I convinced him to let me show him so sandcastle building tips... and voila, while I was making dinner and he was playing with his sand table (on the patio, right by the kitchen window, don't worry, I'm not a negligent nanny) he built, 5 sand castles all by himself!
Way to go Munchkins! We will use these skills for the entire BI trip!