Adventure Challenge – Day 4: Teaching the Kiddo to Ride a Bike

Getting one day at home this week, my mind went crazy. I knew my adventure would include my little man. So what shall we do: roller coasters, water slides, inspiration hunt….my mind went wild. After my morning coffee though, I really just wanted to be at home. I have been on the run for 8 weeks now. I get one day a week home. So home is where we stayed. We repotted all of the plants in the house (I have a lot), he played on the trampoline with the neighbor kid while I made dinner, and we got to just enjoy the day.

After dinner I asked him if he wanted to go on an adventure. Of course he was excited. He has a bicycle he has barely been on. He tried once and when he fell off he refused to get back on it. Today I went and got him the coolest Spiderman helmet I could find and some knee pads. Despite tear filled eyes and not wanting to go, I reassured him that it would be fun and I wouldn’t let him hurt himself. He rode like a champ. We got on a trail by our house we’ve never been on and went in search for a park. He loved riding so much that when we finally found the playground a mile in, he didn’t want to stop. He rode a mile back home.

It might be a small feat, but this was a big adventure and milestone for me. Encouraging my son to ride and not freaking out when he would tip over is new. He finished kindergarten yesterday, and I’m finding it a real learning experience for me to let him be independent and not try to take care of everything.

A small domestic adventure is exactly what I was in need of today. We both returned feeling accomplished and excited!

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About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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