round and round
It's the second week of July. And Amara has been on her bicycle once this summer.
It's not the unseasonably cooler temperatures.
It's not because she doesn't enjoy riding her bike.
It's because Dad2Amara took off her training wheels.
And my big girl is refusing to learn how to ride without four wheels.
I don't know if I can blame her.
Amara fell off her first bike on day one.
But now I'm faced with a soon-to-be first grader who can't ride a two-wheeler.
When I was pregnant, I feared certain things. I didn't want to break the baby. I didn't want an 8 year old that wasn't potty trained. And I didn't want a college student that didn't know how to ride a bike.
Amara's afraid of losing her balance.
And you know what? There are plenty of times in my life that I wish I still had training wheels on too. So I can't blame her.
But I want to say sayonara training wheels. Good riddance!
But I think we're stuck.
And now I need ideas.
Positive thoughts and affirmation are so not working with my child.
Photo credit: David et Magalie