Several months ago Naren decided to take Svara’s training wheels off of her bike. The same day her bike fell on its side and the pedal broke. So she couldn’t ride it for awhile. When Naren found time to get the pedal replaced she begged him to put the training wheels back on. Instead he put on a kickstand and said it was time for her to learn how to ride her bike. It’s been a long 3 or 4 months of practice (I’ve lost count!). Some weeks she didn’t practice, but most weeks she practiced at least a few times. Usually she only got 10-20 minutes of practice a day, between dinner and bedtime. Many days she would end up saying things like “it’s no use”, “I’ll never be able to do this”, or “I’m not going to try ever again!” But by bedtime, or least by the next day, she was ready with a smile and a “I KNOW I can do this, I just need to practice more!” And practice she did. And fall she did.
And slowly she got better.
Until this past week she finally REALLY got the hang of it! She’s not perfect yet, but she’s almost there. She’s SO proud of herself and it’s so great to see that.
I wish I had more pictures, but it’s SO hard for me to remember to take the camera when we go out in the evenings. Usually it’s just Naren or I who goes out with both girls while the other person cleans up after dinner. But occasionally we both go out and this was one of those days and I remembered to take the camera.