So, for over a year now we've been trying to teach Sam how to ride a bike. It's been quite the journey.
1) she gives us at the slightest frustration (AHEMjeremyCOUGH)
2) she's got a sensory overload thing. The SLIGHTEST bump/brush/scrape turns into a meltdown
Once we took off her training wheels she was upset after her first attempt. But this spring we really pushed her to try, try again. Whenever we gave it a shot, she wasn't allowed to stop until she had a success. The success generally gave her such a rush that she'd continue after she was allowed to go back in.
Finally she got to the point where SHE'D ask to practice riding her bike!
|I know, I know, it's WAY too small. She has one her size from Santa..she''s just building confidence right now! Every once in a while she wants to try "my big bike".|
|This is how it usually goes...GREAT start.|
|Goes as FAST AS SHE CAN...|
|loses control, forgets how to stop and falls. Commence tears and screams. I'm REALLY glad no one has called the police by now. She screams a LOT.|
|BUT (and this is new) she GETS BACK ON TO GO AGAIN!|
|And falls...cries (she yelled, "GAH! I'm such a crybaby! I always cry!" Sorry baby, you got that from me :( )|
|Inspects the damage...|
|And goes again! We are SO PROUD!|