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Old 07-10-2011, 07:56 PM   #1
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A proud parenting moment

Saturday I taught my daughter how to ride without training wheels. We tried once in early spring and she tried for 5 minutes and gave up. I have been asking her if she wanted to try all the time, but she just kept asking me to put the training wheels back on which I was not going to do. On Saturday out of the blue she told me she was ready to learn. It took her about 5 minutes and that was it. Now I can't stop her.

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Old 07-10-2011, 08:26 PM   #2
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Look at her go! Great job!

Kids are funny like that. They refuse to do something and then all of a sudden decide they are going to do it.

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Old 07-10-2011, 08:38 PM   #3
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You go Rach!!!!!!!!!!! Great job!
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:03 PM   #4
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wtg, gb!!! you're a good daddy. soon you'll be going for evening family bike rides after dinner, one of those memories that will stay with her all of her years.

umm, wait, you do know how to ride a bike, don't you, lol. j/k.

i still can't get my son to ride without training wheels, and i'm also adamant about not putting them back on. there's just some things kids refuse to learn until they want to.

he can tie a snell not, double half hitch, sheet's bend, or improvised palonar knot, but he still refuses to tie his shoes. damn velcro.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:50 PM   #5
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Completely adorable! Good job to her!

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Old 07-10-2011, 10:01 PM   #6
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She looks great on that bike! Rachael is my inspiration!
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I can feel the pride in your words. What a great moment.
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Miss Rachel way to go. I'm as proud of you as I am of my Olivia. Great job missy.You too daddy
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:49 AM   #10
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That's wonderful :) My daughter also just learned to ride her bike but I had to bribe her with a new bike without training wheels..lol! I think she may have been pulling a fast one on me, she just got on and started riding! Must have learned by a friend.

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