August 3, 2010

Truthful Tuesday - Bad Parenting

Is it Bad parenting when you know you are failing to teach your child to ride a bike?

A few weeks ago our 5 year old said "When I am big like Trevor (his brother) I want to ride a bike like him!"

DAGGERS shot through our hearts, we were those bad parents! Not bad because we are abusive but because we have failed to teach our child to ride a bike.  Excueces galore...."we have a rock drive way!" "he's not ready!" " The bike we have for him is too small, too big etc" there were a ton, but they were all wrong! We were covering our butts, and not admitting we were bad parents.

So last night after dinner, the air was cool and we asked our oldest if he would try out the smaller bike we had, and to our amazement, he wanted to learn.  He had shown NO interest before last night!  He was getting it, but the bike was way tooo small. So at 8:00 pm we took a family trip to WallyWorld to pick our our sons first bike that was just for him.  And let me tell you, once we got home (almost 9:15pm) he wanted on the bike! 

Then again this morning he could not wait to show his grandmother his new bike and how he could ride.  Would you believe that by the time I got home from work he was RIDING HIS BIKE! 24 hours and this boys had it down, all but breaking!  WOW

Day One on the bike!
Wont Give up even with the night coming!

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Blogger Heather said...

Reminds me of when I was a kid and loved my bike. So fun to be a child.

August 22, 2010 at 1:08 AM  

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