Alexia has mastered riding her bike without training wheels. This has been a long road. She was almost riding last fall, but had not quite figured out stopping. After a very long winter it was like starting over, but she has managed to figure out how to ride with VERY LITTLE HELP. That was part of what took so long for her to learn, she would not let Brian or I help her by holding on to the back of her bike. She wanted to do it all by herself or not at all. Ms. Independence.
After may falls and lots of scraps and bruises, she has done it and I could not be more relieved. I have decided that it is harder to watch her fall over and over again knowing that she does not want my help. I tried to explain to her that I could help her not fall so many times, but she still wanted to do it alone. Brian got to the point where he would not watch her ride because he could not stand to watch her take so many hard falls, and some of them were pretty hard. Thanks to who ever invented helmets, knee pads and elbow pads. Now the bruises have about a week to heal before they start two weeks of learning to roller skate in gym. (I am already stocking up on neosporine) I am still working on my camera, but I will try to get picture of her in all her riding glory soon.