How old were you when you learned how to ride a bike? More bluntly, can you ride a bike? I have a handful of friends who can’t. One of them is more than 45-years-old and she was laughing and also feeling unaccomplished when she told me of this little secret. Another is a from who is based in Japan…but she learned,in a matter of 8 days and now she goes to work on her bike.
I was 10-years-old when I learned to ride a bike. I had a bruise on my knee…something we kids believed is needed in order to learn…that it’s part of learning.
Imagine my fear when my kids started learning how to ride a bike…my heart would skip whenever I see them almost falling off or when getting our of balanced…but guess what they never had a single bruise. They would get off the bike and let the bike run by itself to who knows where. 🙂 They would land safely on two feet and I think they’re really alert when it comes to getting crashed or falling off. 😉
As for the little boy, he still hasn’t learned how to ride a bike. He’s 5 now but I haven’t seriously been with him outside to let him learn. Maybe this summer…we’d be having more time out for him to learn. Those times that his older siblings were learning how to bike…he was happy with his electronic car…