Ethan’s scootering has had a positive impact on the whole family. His insistence on riding his scooter to school has given James an extra opportunity to practice riding his bike.
The first few rides about did me in. James would ride so cautiously, I’d soon lose track of Ethan and had to push James on his bike every few feet to catch up with big brother. Then, one time, James wasn’t looking where he was going and rode off the sidewalk you see in the photo to do a face plant in the ditch. After that incident, I was afraid James would never ride again, but he got back on the next day.
By the end of the week, James rode so fast I had to wear my running shoes so I could jog to keep up with him. Last Sunday, Ethan said he wanted to ride his bike to the park, and James readily agreed. We all hopped on our bikes and made it to the park in one piece.
My dream came true.