"Love me when I least deserve it, because that's when I really need it."
~ Swedish Proverb, from Dr. Robert Melillo's book, "Reconnected Kids"

Monday, March 12, 2012

Life is GOOD today...

So I've done quite a bit of work on the blog today. Take a look around, while you're here. I moved a few things around, added a couple of stand-alone pages, nothing major. Housekeeping stuff, really. Anyway, I'm sitting at the kitchen table, thinking to myself that I really SHOULD be working on a new blog post. (Remember that February resolution? Once a week, like it or not...yeah yeah yeah!) So I could fill in the gap from November thru January, and tell you all about the holidays or the dinosaur birthday party back in December. Or I could tell you about our rather frustrating week - wacky weather + POLLEN = one wheezy Tiny One. Very not good. Aidan also had an infection requiring (for the first time in MONTHS) an antibiotic, and his behavior this week has been less than stellar, at home and at school. Then there's the fact that he is a seven year old BOY, and they tend to be more than a little demanding and frequently not-so-respectful, in general. I'm sitting here mulling all of these possibilities over when my husband comes to the door, demanding that I come outside right NOW. "In a minute," I snap right back. "FINE," he says, "but I thought you'd WANT to see your son's first REAL bike ride!" Two point five seconds later, I'm running out the door, iphone in hand. And this is what I saw. For the first time EVER!! Prepare to be AMAZED!


Um, okay crazy lady. Your seven year old is riding a bike...what's the big deal?? Well, I'll tell you - he's riding a bike WITH NO TRAINING WHEELS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!! When he was in preschool, they had "water wheel day" at the end of the year, and everyone got to ride their bikes around the parking lot. Now a couple of the bigger kids were zooming around with no training wheels, but everyone else had a bike with training wheels attached. Everyone except Aidan. He zoomed around on his tricycle like a rocket, but would NOT attempt to ride a bike, even with training wheels. WOULD NOT ATTEMPT IT. All through Kindergarten, no bike. Even though we'd bought him a really nice bike for his birthday that year (WITH training wheels attached.) He FINALLY started to ride a little bit with the training wheels this past spring. And all summer, while we were in Atlanta, he would ride his bike. But VERY slowly. As in, his brothers could keep up on their plasma cars. TURTLE SLOW. This worked at the time - three of them, one of me, BIG city. Since we've been home, he has shown interest in his scooter, his skateboard, and now, HIS BIKE!! His coordination has improved SO drastically, and so has his confidence. I know in my heart that we have Brain Balance to thank for that. AMAZING!

GO AIDAN! We are SO proud of you!

Much love,

Allie

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