Monday, July 26, 2010

Boots and Bikes

You kind people! Thanks for the words of encouragement on the boots. We also have entertainment in store, as Mayberry and Mir have declared they will battle for the boots if I decide I should regretfully pass. I’m going to think about them for a few more days and see if I can piece together another outfit that works besides jeans.

Q-ster’s glider bike arrived last week (thanks to Amber for the brand recommendation) and he’s been having a grand time with it. We (or was it Santa? Shoot, can’t remember and must make sure I don’t trip up . . .) got him a real bike for Christmas, but at 30 pounds, it’s a bit on the big side for a cautious boy, and he’s been reluctant to spend much time on it.

The glider bike is tiny – really, it’s too small for him – and only weighs 7 pounds, which gives him the feeling of being in control. I’m hoping that his enthusiasm for it will translate into balancing skills that transfer over to the proper bike. Then, Buster can have the glider bike, which he’s been eyeing with interest.

I love how kids look in their bike helmets. Like a pack of little turtles.

3 comments:

mayberry said...

My son is progressing pretty slowly on the big bike. I think we should go back to the glider style and see if that helps!

Bob said...

They really look good on them.

Amber said...

I'm glad that the glider bike is working out for you! I got mine for my soon-to-be 2-year-old, and I'm hoping that we'll be able to bypass the training wheel stage if we use it. I have grand visions of family bike rides in my future.