Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Two Wheeler

Did you know that two wheelers are different than bikes that have training wheels. Apparently, they are entirely a different kind of bike even if the two wheeler previously had training wheels on it two seconds ago.

Is anyone surprised to find out this logic comes from Beckham? I thought not.

On Thursday, May14, Beckham came running in to inform me that he had learned to ride a two wheeler.

"What?!?!?! I missed you learning how to ride without your training wheels?"

"Mom, it's OK. Just come outside and I'll do it again."

I was still a little bit sad I had missed the big event, but it was my fault. His training wheel kept falling off always at various friends houses. The moms would let me know it had fallen off and they had quickly put it on but it need to be tightened with tools. I kept forgetting and Beckham would go merrily on his way only to have it fall off again.

On Thursday, when Beckham was over at his friend Megan's house, it fell off again only this time they couldn't find the bolt. Megan's mom asked Beckham if he wanted to try and ride it without the training wheels. He did not. That is not a surprising first reponse for him considering that he had been telling Kev that he would try when he was 6 or 7.

Megan said she would like to try. After Megan gave it a shot it turns out Beckham was not willing to be shown up by a girl and hopped on. Megan's mom tells me it only took about three tries before he was on his way.

He loves it.

I love it too. He wakes up, does all his chores before he comes up for breakfast, and is out the door to ride his "two wheeler" before 8 am only stopping for lunch and dinner.

Way to go Beckham!


Colle said...

Congrats to Beckham!! We can'[t even get Easton to ride a bike with training wheels. It is so frustrating to me. I thought all little kids loved to ride bikes.

Lawson Family said...

He looks so proud! That's so great he's found something to keep him entertained and happy!

Mormon Scientist said...

Wow! I can't believe how fast that kid has been growing up. That is awesome... I remember learning to ride a two-wheeler back in the day. It really is a milestone.

Sarah said...

Yay! Way to go Beckham! that is exciting stuff, G will be jealous.