Last week, we brought the boys to West Coast Park to cycle. Athos still uses training wheels but one of them came loose so Pilgrim Dad decided to remove it altogether. So Athos figured out how to cycle with just one training wheel – you could see the thrill of achievement all over his face!
Yesterday, Pilgrim Dad removed the second training wheel. Athos was nervous at first, and to be honest, so were we. But Pilgrim Dad, ever the braveheart, clutched on to his handlebars and ran alongside him for a few rounds. Soon he was holding Athos just by his shirt. And about half an hour into it, Athos had worked up enough speed (and courage!) to travel straight without any help.
Somehow it felt like such a major milestone. And my little boy continues to grow up….