Sunday, 8 July 2012

Big Girl.

It's probably long over-due, but yesterday we set about teaching Sienna to ride without training wheels. She's always been quite physically timid, probably our own fault for treating her like the 'baby' all the time, and she was terrified of riding without training wheels and breaking her arm, like Denver did once. Sienna wasn't even born then, but it's one of those infamous family stories that still gets hauled out from time to time, ( and, in actual fact it was when Denver was still on training wheels that it happened), but all Sienna could see was bike = broken arm. Unfortunately because she is so big now, whenever she leaned one way or the other, the training wheel on that side would bend up underneath her weight. It was definitely time for two wheels. After a few panicky attempts, I dug out helmet, pads, and a pillow, which I taped to her, and she finally felt secure enough to give it a decent shot. And what do you know? Half an hour later, her pads slowly coming off a bit at a time she was riding a two-wheeler!

 She tore around the neighbourhood all day yesterday, earning congratulations from various neighbour's. She keeps saying, 'I can't believe I'm riding this!' And neither can mummy really!


Jen said...

:) WTG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOVE all the padding especially the pillow LOVE EVEN MORE they came off

Jacinta @ Hot Strong Coffee said...

aww, beautiful! Saw the top photo on facie and didn't realise it was all about bike riding (thought roller blading)... the pillow is just a classic kiwiana touch xx

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