Tuesday, May 13, 2008

a new frontier


Grady recently upgraded from a big wheel to a big boy bike. I was a little hesitant at first and was not ready to make the jump. Grady on the other hand was amped and ready to go. He would beg and plead for a bike like his brother...."Pleeeeze Momma? Me bike too?" But he is still so small. What if he falls and gets hurt, what if he goes too fast, what if, what if? All these excuses basically boiled down to me not wanting to letting go - letting him continue to grow up, letting him grow apart from me. Little did I know he would take to this new bike like a bat out of hell. I guess secretly I did know that and that is why I tried to delay this new experience as long as possible. He is the overly athletic and adventurous one, with no fear or boundaries to speak of. So now my days are filled with this view. I chase him along, trying to keep up, as he pedals with all his might up and down the street. I try to remind him to "SLOW DOWN!!" but he rarely listens. Maybe the rushing of the wind blocks out my voice - or not! My only hope is that all this extra running and chasing will have me swimsuit ready by summer. Yeah, that is laughable too!! But a girl can dream right?

3 comments:

Christie said...

Go Grady! I often have the same thought about "swimsuit readiness" as I run after the boys...

Jes said...

I can not believe he is on a big bike! I'd be happy if Abby could peddle her tricycle.

Lisa said...

Go little man. Oh wait, if he's on a big boy bike, he's not so little anymore.

Our little guy had the training wheels taken off last summer. That kid LIVES on his bike (well that and the Wii.) Here's hoping your little man enjoys the feeling of wind in his face as much as mine does!