Sunday, September 22, 2013
And then this happened...
Rich mentioned teaching Emily and Allie how to ride their bikes without training wheels here and there throughout summer. I balked, imagining injuries and tears. A few weeks ago, Rich tested the waters and I have to say that I was impressed with how cautious he was but also with how quickly they seemed to catch on. Saturday afternoon, they progressed to Rich running next to them "just in case." They practiced riding in a straight line at first and then moved up to turning. This afternoon, they were able to cruise around all by themselves.
A few times, we've had strangers ask if we plan on trying for a boy, not knowing or understanding what we went through in order to have our girls. Not having a son has come up in conversations and Rich knows that he'll have moments with his daughters just as he would have had moments with a son. This weekend was a perfect example of that. He taught his girls how to ride their bikes in a way that I couldn't have, in a way that only a father could.