Friday, June 1, 2012

OUCH

Learning to ride a two wheeler was high on the list of things to do with Trevin this summer. The day came and Trevin and Gage headed to the church parking lot. I figured that I give them an hour then head over to see the progress. Well 15 minutes later Gage calls and says if you want to see him wobbling you better come now. Chey and Levi and I hurried over.  Trevin had the basics down. we of coarse 
headed straight to both grandparents house to show off.  
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Over the next few weeks he became a pro (almost).  Once he figured out how to start on his own I decided that he could ride his bike the next time we went on a walk. Today we went to walmart and even invited a neighbor to join us. He did awesome going there. On the way back we were headed across the parking lot. I said, "Ok you guys hurry across the parking lot and onto the sidewalk." And pointed to the side walk. Well apparently my pointing wasn't clear enough. Trevin took off and I could see that it wasn't going to end how I planned. I was pointing to the sidewalk on the far side of the cross walk (The solid white arrow.) The red highlighted arrow is the path that Trevin took.  He booked it across the street then tried to make the sharp  (175 degree) turn on  his two wheeler. Well he made about a 90 degree turn which landed his head straight into a stop sign. Then he finally came to a stop in the back fender of the white car!
I hurried over and asked if he was ok.  He was. There was no damage to the car and only a little bit of blood coming from Trevin. He just said... "I thought I could do it."
I guess next time I'll have to be a little more clear with my directions and maybe we'll wait a few more weeks until Trevin is a little better at breaking before we go for another long ride.
Gage couldn't believe I made Trevin pose for this picture. But it makes telling the story so much better!

My little bruiser!
 Gage couldn't believe I made Trevin pose for this picture. But it makes telling the story so much better!

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