The effects of having a big brother

When Carter was 4.5 he was proficient with the training wheels so we decided to pretty much force him to learn to ride with out them.  It took a week or so and then he was able to ride by himself.  I thought this was pretty good for a 4.5 year old.

However Caleb, at 3.5 years old, decided that Carter was pretty cool with his non training wheel bike, so yesterday (Sunday) afternoon he told us he wanted to learn to ride without training wheels.  We took him down to the cul de sac and on his first try he was riding.

I was shocked!

We then went down to the ball field parking lot and I ran up and down trying to keep up with him and keep him from falling.

He was too fast.

Within fifteen minutes he was riding around by himself but still couldn't start or stop well.

This morning he said he wanted to go down to the cul de sac and practice some more.  We got down there and I got him going.  He proceeded to ride around and within minutes was starting and stoping on his own.  Turning, playing, even standing up and pedaling!

Our boys may be wussy, whiny and cry easily -

But we can ride bikes!

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