Friday, June 22, 2012

Joy Rides a Bike

Summer is underway, and so is Joy:

Joy on a two-wheel bike with training wheels

She can go all the way up and down the long flat block you see here, with minimal assistance.  She was SO ready for a training-wheels bike -- and I'm glad, because it turns out that the 20-inch bike that fits her size is as large as the standard-size training wheels go.

Joy fought the helmet at first, and I was afraid we were going to have to spend half the summer doing a long, slow process of getting accustomed to the helmet (first we'll wear it for a count of five, then move on to a count of ten, etc.)  But the very first time we did helmet-practice on the couch with a little reward attached -- "first helmet, then candy" -- she blew past the count and wore it for several minutes with little protest.  So we took our little rewards to the street, and off she went.

Yes, I think summer is off to a pretty good start for Joy.


Anonymous said...

One word-

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

OK, one word several times over.

Lynda said...

Oops, forgot to put my name.

Lynda says:


Suze said...

Summer is off to a good start indeed.

Char Brandl said...

Big SMILE :-)))))))

Chris P-M said...

Great to hear! (It is good to hear uplifting stories these days...we're still in mourning/shock about the political state-of events since June 5th.)

Glad your summer is off to a good start!

Barbara @therextras said...

Outstanding! I know she is long into enjoying swimming. Cycling is great next step!