Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New set of wheels!

We have been trying to teach Mary how to ride a bike for a while now. She outgrew training wheels a long time ago. It was sad to see her wanting to go out with the other kids in the neighborhood, but knowing she couldn't. My husband worked with her, and she tried so hard until she was just too discouraged to try anymore. Mary simply does not have the coordination or balance to ride on 2 wheels. Not only that, but trying to deal with hand breaks and petals, forget it! So, for her birthday we got her a 24 inch cruiser, and ordered some fat wheels. Fat wheels are training wheels made for kids like Mary who need to ride bigger bikes. They are larger and thicker than standard training wheels and more stable. The wheels were delivered today, and Mary was cruising the neighborhood this evening. The wheels cost more than the bike, but they were so worth it to see the look on her face, she didn't want to stop! With my husband away, I figured out how to put the wheels on. Now if only I could figure out how to use the pump to put air in my tires! I'd much rather ride with her than try to keep up with her on foot!


Diagnosing Mary said...
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christine said...

I am so proud of you. You are a lot stronger then you may think you are, I know you can do anything you put your mind too. With the love and determation you have I only see great things in the furture. Always remember and never forget you are NEVER alone. Love you very much.