For anyone who read this post back here may have sensed my slight levels of frustration at the process of encouraging my daughter, Olivia, to ride her bike without training wheels.
For a large part of the holidays it has been a focus.
We have used the street, the back yard, the oval, the tennis court.
We have worn jeans, trackies, a skirt, with a variety of different shoes, all in the name of "what's best for the bike?"
We have had hair up, hair loose, seats raised, seats lowered, all in the search for the best bike riding lucky combination.
And we finally have had success.
If I tell you I was nearly at the point of bribing someone with a thousand bucks to get her to ride the bike without training wheels do not be surprised.
But, like most things in life, it just took a little time.
And she did it. Eventually.
And I made a little movie of it for posterity.
And if you think this small two minute clip is tedious to watch (with entertaining cameo appearances from Charlie and Lexie) imagine how tedious it was be the parent holding the back of the saddle for a two weeks...