When your kid hits a milestone, then, dog gone it, as a parent you drop everything to help him or her achieve it. You may have read this post about how, during Ethan's karate lesson, I knit in the car while James watches a video on the portable DVD player. Since then, two things have deconstructed this scenario:
1) James got bored of our video library;
2) One time when my husband was in charge of James during a karate lesson, he brought James’ bike and got him to ride up and down the sidewalk of the strip mall where the studio is located.
Now all James wants to do during the karate class is ride his bike. I wish I could knit during this time, but I can't because listening to a kid whine about wanting to ride his bike while trying to knit negates the mental health benefits of "me time."
But, at least now we have a shot of getting both kids riding on bikes so we can take family bike rides.
Hey, I got to dream a little while I'm walking up and down the sidewalk of a stripmall.