For Alex’s birthday, we bought him a bike. I ordered it online and of course it had to come in about 28 various pieces. I should have known it was trouble when it arrived in two flat boxes. I got annoyed with the instructions after the very vague steps they were detailing, so I ended up tossing them and leaving it to my own judgement to assemble (note to self: bad idea!). Only at the end did I find that a few bolts were left over. Whoops! Claudio re-assembled the bike a few weekends later and Alex couldn’t wait to ride it. I wanted him to wait for his birthday, but I figured it would be okay to give it a test run before the weather gets colder. For those reading this in Switzerland, you might be surprised to see summery outfits, but these pictures were taken in September (so rest assured we’re not totally crazy, only partially). 🙂
Elbow pads on… Check! One wrist pad on… Check!
Everyone staring at child on bike… Check!
After realizing how much strength it took to make a full rotation with the pedals, Alex resorted to guiding the bike down the pathway with his hands.
This is hard work! I wish that tree would stop smiling at me!
I think it will take a bit more time, practice and patience (if that’s even possible?), but at least he’s starting to get a hang of it. 😉