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Taking The Training Wheels Off.....

I live in a world of 'First' at the moment. Last week it was a 'First Hair-cut' and now this week it was Alba's first time to ride a bike with no training wheels. As quick as they came off, she was quick to take it in her stride and ride away free as a bird. I recently heard a saying something along the lines of 'Once a child can ride a bike, it's like they can experience true freedom for the first time'. Think about it...No one to help hold you up, support you, do it for you, make that decision to turn left/right for you, stop you. They hold all the cards and can just ride. Ok sure if there is danger around then you're going to have to step in, BUT you get the drift... basically they are in complete control for the first time in their little world. 

So as I tick another 'First' of her list, I wonder what the next one will be.....




The Water Boy


I don't remember how old I was when I learnt to ride, but I do remember the broken arm I got at age 5 when I fell off.... best I prepare myself now for any accidents (OH there's another first!! But I hope I DON'T experience that!)


HOW OLD WERE YOU, WHEN YOU LEARNT TO RIDE A BIKE? 
DO YOU REMEMBER WHO TAUGHT YOU HOW TO RIDE?


xxBec

Linking up with Trish from My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday... sorry had to add some words this week :) 

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  1. Mmmm I remember very clearly the day you broke your arm, nasty break!! But you can't protect them from everything, xxxxx

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  2. P.S. She is sooo proud of herself 💕💕💕

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  3. It's quite empowering for them I reckon. I just have to get our 3yo on his so he can join his 5 and 6 year siblings on two wheels!

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    1. I'm sure he'll learn quickly from the older boys :)

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  4. It is a great moment. My 5 and a half year old won't even try. He's never had a bad experience but just doesn't want to do it. I reckon when he does, he'll wish he'd done it sooner!

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    1. I reckon you'll be right. Oh well you can't push them. In his own time :)

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  5. Go Alba! I remember learning to ride my bike when I was 5. We had lots of practice on our annual family holidays on Rottnest Island (no cars allowed). I also remember falling off a few times too! Miss TT has a bike that she rides but she is more interested in riding her scooter. Hopefully our Rottnest trip in March might get her more interested!

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    1. Yeh Alba was the same, more interested in the scooter til santa brought her a new big bike. Your holiday sounds like the time and place to learn. Sounds like a lovely place. x

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  6. How exciting! My boy got his first bike with training wheels for Christmas, he'd been on a balance bike since he was 2, so we're hoping that the training wheels will come off soon.

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    1. How good are balance bikes!! I reckon your little man will kick the training wheels quickly.

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  7. Oh bless! And how proud is that smile. Absolutely gorgeous photos hun. You just brought back so many precious memories xx

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  8. You've just reminded me that I still haven't gotten around to taking pics of The Badoo sans wheels. She's probably been out on her bike about 57 times since that first wonderful day... sigh, it's hard being number three!! x

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    1. Oh no, take some soon. Poor number 3, I can sympathise with her.... I am number three also! :) x

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  9. Oh look at her go ! Her facial expressions say it all. Yippee !

    Thanks for linking up last week - catching up because I had no wifi on holidays and at a paddling regatta..

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    1. I know right, She looks so Proud. Thanks for hosting link up xx

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