Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ok Daddy, let go...

I'm sure this is only the beginning of that phrase in our home. As I parent you want you child to create that autonomy, but at the same time, we want to hold on to doing things for them.
Tonight before dinner we spent some family time outside. The weather was unusually cooler, so we took advantage of playing baseball, basketball, and riding around. One toy the boys don't ride often are their bikes. Well, that's about to change....
Owen and I were talking and he asked, "Who are my friends and Griffin's friends that can ride a two-wheeler?" So I answered and he said, "Why?" "Well, buddy, they practice and enjoy riding. Do you want to try your bike?" After some contemplation between whether he and Griffin should ride bikes he suited up. I mean, knee pads, elbow pads and helmet. "OK, Mama, I'm ready for you to push me!" Well, unfortunately he had to say that 3 times while I was juggling dinner prep, and just as I walked outside, Daddy drove up. Perfect timing. Owen was hyped, and wanted us to push him. Well, first time out Chad was holding on most of the way down our driveway...second time around Chad steered him towards the grass....third time Owen said after two steps, "Ok Daddy, let go!" Those words wandered in my head as I saw him "get it." So, here's a clip of how we spent our next 30 minutes and why we ate a cold dinner.... IT WAS WORTH IT! :-)
video

5 comments:

mandy said...

what a moment! way to go owen!!

Karen said...

awesome!!...so glad you caught that on video....yay Owen!

Esser Family said...

That was great. I a mglad that I foudn you on here. Jenna told me that you had a blog. I will keep in touch with you this way. Hope all is well

Kim Parker Esser

Grandmother Ferguson said...

Big "O", I still crying with "jog" over your BIG ride!
I'm so proud of you!

Bird said...

Owen,
Welcome to the cycling clan! That is a big accomplishment. Much respect. Next time I see you we can go for a spin.
- Uncle Bird