Oh, Rugger. My daring, fearless 5-year-old. It's not enough for you to ride a normal bike on smooth pavement. I promised I wouldn't let my fear of you killing yourself hold you back. I love your personality, which takes "all boy" to a whole new level, in my opinion. Seriously, I promised. And I meant it.
Until we got there.
I tried to convince him that it was too dangerous once we got there, I totally chickened out! Ryleigh warned him that if he fell, and mom had to come out there and help him, it would be SO embarrassing.
We hemmed and hawed. Stalled. Watched.
Looking cute now...
...then fell under the bleachers. Every time! I promise you, that kid falls off bleachers and picnic tables every single time. It's gotten comical.
Next thing I knew...
He's amazing! It took him ONE fall to learn to pedal (pedal, Pedal, PEDAL!!!!!) to get up those ramps. A very nice 17 year old boy helped him out after that first fall. (Thanks, Ty! I'm sure we'll be seeing you around, and I hope I meet your mom, she raised you right!)
He is a fast learner, and he's really aware of his abilities. He likes a challenge, but he knows when to stop. I think. I think that's why we haven't made more ER trips with him. KNOCK. ON. WOOD.
Reise got mad because I told her to wait and see if her stomach settled after her 5th cinnamon roll...
"I love you so much!"
"I love you so much I'm going to pinch your face off!"
Ryleigh cheered the whole time. "R. U. G. G. E. R" (This was after he made it through the entire track with no spills, and said "SEE, Ryleigh, that wasn't embarrassing!")
Many fun times on the horizon, I have a feeling. I love this kid.
I needed a fun, relaxing night to refresh and recharge half-way through this week! Praise the Lord for an awesome night out with my favorite chickens.
Bring on the rest of the week!
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