I cried with happiness and pride for Tea tonight. We sat him on a 2-wheeled bike and he…rode it!
Well, to be honest, he rode it smack into the back of the car, but he pedaled and didn’t fall over. So we walked to a nearby parking lot to try again, and he just took off. We now have a bike-riding 3-year-old! (I credit the bike my dad designed for him – it taught him to balance without needing to coordinate with pedaling at the same time.)
He tooled around for an hour, hardly ever falling and keeping an amazingly positive attitude when he did. At first he needed Kyle to steady him for a second while he got moving, but by the end of the evening he could start by himself. Tea was sooo very proud of himself that he was shouting “This is the Best Tea I have ever seen!!” as he rode. And then he started shouting “You’re a coffee cup!” as he circled around us, which is some kind of inside joke he has with Courtney that I don’t quite understand. In any case, he was as excited as we were.
We enjoyed celebratory popsicles before bed. Tonight is the highlight of my summer. 🙂
The video below has much better resolution if you click through to You Tube and watch there. (Apologies for not editing it down a bit more, but I have grandparents to appease.)