kate5kiwis: He's got the wobbly magic......


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Thursday, March 01, 2007

He's got the wobbly magic......

There's an exquisite book in our library about learning to ride a bike. It has captivating illustrations, where the reader instantly feels the emotions of the author as he tries and tries to ride his two-wheeler bike. It's provided many an encouragement to our own fledgling wanna-be riders over the years. The Boy (with baby teeth) tries all different places and people to help him to Do It Self, and almost gives up. But on the last page, he discovers... he has *the magic* in him!!!

Yesterday morning, we performed a quick-garage-clean-up and M5 discovered that his bike trainer wheels were still removed from the last time he attempted the bicycle balancing act.
So, with a bit of cajoling, he decided that he'd give it another go, patiently attended by S9, pushing, behind the bike...
Repeating S9's mantra, "I *can* do it, I *can* do it..."

Let us see how Squirt does, flying solo...

Whoa! That was so cool!
Hey, Dad! Did you see that? Did you see me?
Did you see what I did?

You totally rock, Squirt.
So gimme some Fin. Noggin. D-u-d-e!!!!!


Blogger jewlsntexas said...

Hey - thanks for visiting my blog and not "lurking"! I see that I get visitors but I never know if anybody is actually there or just random blogging and hitting it for a second and breezing by!
Nice to check out your blog - cute pics of the new biker - and great book tip.
Is that dangerous book really as good as it sounds? My son is 9 yrs old and he would love to get his hands dirty. Does it require mom interacting?

8:28 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

hey jewls
yeah, i totally know what ya mean about feeling stalked lol, which is partly why i wrote
this post a couple of weeks ago!!

the dangerous book really is worth its weight in gold, especially for lads who love general knowledge, or memorising quirky facts: it even covers things like *latin phrases you should know*, as well as boy-stuff like building a tree hut etc.
so it's a wonderful springboard for unschooling/home ed in my opinion !!!!
i did help J11 with the heating of chemicals, and Daddy oversaw the lighting of the cloth, but it's very kid-friendly.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Liesl said...

Woo Hoo! Go Squirt! A guy's gotta have wheels, ya know???

It took me like three summers to learn to ride a bike, but northern Michigan summers are about 2 weeks long, so that may have been part of the problem ;-)

9:25 AM  
Blogger BeachMama said...

Awesome!! I still remember the first time I rode my two wheeler. Dad was the one holding the back of the bike.

1:44 PM  
Blogger oacemama said...

Go M...can he come up here and spread some *magic* to Ollie????

9:44 PM  
Blogger Marie N. said...

Congrats to the new bike rider!

4:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go rocket man !
You'll be doing somersaults on the tramp next.

2:26 PM  

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