A couple weeks ago I went on a bike ride with the kids. Ashleigh says "mom, watch Preston ride, he doesn't use his training wheels anymore!"
It was true! he didn't use his training wheels at all except when they would scrape the ground when he'd turn.
Nick and I had been thinking about taking his training wheels off for a number of months, but never really thought it was a good idea.
I told Preston that we was riding on 2-wheels the whole time and he was just as shocked as I was.
Last week before Nick left for work he took the training wheels off.
Preston got on his bike. Nick held the back of the seat to help him, like dad's do when they're teaching their kids to ride 2-wheel bikes...
Preston started to go and immediately said "Dad, let go!"
Nick--"Are you sure?"
Preston--"Yes, let go"
Nick--"Really? you're ok?"
By now, Preston had stopped riding...waiting for his daddy to NOT help. It was so funny...
Nick backed off, Preston got on, and away he went! He rode down our driveway, around the cul-de-sac, and back up again...over and over and over. He was having so much fun and you could see on his face that he felt like he had way more freedom now. We were both beaming. So proud. :-)