Monday, March 24, 2008

Give me training wheels




We took the training wheels off of all three bikes yesterday. It was fun to watch each girl "get it" in their own way. The work involved in trying to get them to balance while pedaling and steering was exhausting. To reveal just how old I am (yes, I had a b.day on Friday) I think I threw my back out! So, now I have begging girls. They want to practice ALL the time. In my mind, I want to put the training wheels back on. I won't fear bike accidents as much with them. I won't throw my back out trying to help them.

Then I got to thinking about how I want training wheels or safety nets in my own life in many things. I don't think I used to be this cautious. But, I'm a play it safe person. All from watching my girls pedal and fall or pedal and succeed, I have evaluated that life is easier with training wheels on!

4 comments:

Chelle said...

Easier maybe, but not as adventurous! :)

Heather said...

This coming from the girl who would fling herself at breakneck speed down a hill on her mt. bike across a teeny little bridge only to fall off and scrape the c-r-a-p out of her back and leg! :)

StaceyStace said...

Yeah, I think I will always need training wheels in life, just to save me from myself! Good for your girls!

Stacey said...

yeehaw and amen!
is ashlyn finally getting it? she can be KJ's role model! :)