I was looking through old pictures this morning with the kids. There is a picture I have been hunting for to go with a blog post that has been writing itself inside my head for the past few days.
We ended up watching home videos for a about an hour instead. I still have not found the picture. Sad.
Then we stumbled across this video. I had totally forgotten all about it.
It was so hilarious we could not help but watch it 500 times. We were laughing so hard tears were streaming down our faces.
I don't really know if it's as funny as I think it is.
You know how it is, when someone makes a big deal about how funny something is and then you see it and you're like, "That was lame!"
Well this may be lame to you, but to me is was classic.
This video was taken August 14, 2007, nearly 2 years ago.
Beano had come in the house with a handful of bolts and screws and told me he did not want his training wheels anymore. When I went out side I discovered he had taken them off all by himself and that we was riding the bike solo.
He totally robbed his dad of the inherent right of the first bike ride ceremony. He did not get to talk and laugh with his boy as together, they took off the training wheels. He did not get to sit him down and show him how to stear or what to do if he were headed for a tree (or his mom). He did not get to run behind the bike holding onto the the seat, then let go to see the magic that was his boy riding solo.
Nope, none of that.
In the blink of an eye we went from sweet little 3 year old tricycle riding boy to big boy riding all by himself, no help from anyone. Literally.
The first few rides were a little rocky. In fact I was sure that at any moment he would get too frustrated and just give up, but he never did. We have about 10 videos of him crashing, then getting frustrated, then getting right back on. This experience was one of the first that showed me just how much stick-to-itive-ness this sweet little boy has.
He has the determination of a hungry bear.
P.S. I was very pregnant with Baby Cakes in this video, viewer beware!