For most parents there are key milestones in our children’s lives that mentally are ticked off .. first words, first steps, first party, first friends and for us with a little guy that turned 4 a short while ago .. we had the first bike to cross off.
Before his birthday he had been trying to use a balance bike but had become bored and reluctant to use it as he wanted peddles like on his tractor, So for us the obvious birthday present was a bright shiny new bike.
However before buying it we were struggling to work out what size we needed so headed to Halfords to ‘try’ big boy bikes – to make sure his legs were long enough to ride a bike was my excuse and while there we discovered THE bike.
On the morning of this birthday he was beyond excited and was over the moon at the cones in the box on the back! (simple things)
Since his birthday however I have been shocked at the transformation of my little guy, he has grown so much and although I maybe silly to think the bike has given him lots more confidence and has made him grow but I really can’t think of what else will have caused it!
Joshua has been more than happy to spend his time in the garden going round and round the garden on his bike, he takes it on rides down the lane with Daddy and if he thought he could take it shopping when nipping for milk or bread .. He would be doing that too!
The change in him in less than 3 weeks has been phenomenal and if I had known that he would flourish with a bike like this I would have bought one months ago!
The smile on his face as he sails round the garden at break neck speed often makes me worry and he is constantly being told to slow down or be careful but for now my little fella is thriving on pedal power.