Friday, April 25, 2008

He can find an excuse

I am determined to get Brae riding a bike. He will turn 9 in a little over a week. His doctor has said this is an important thing as the more he would ride it helps the cells in the brain act together because of the motions, etc. The problem he is so resistant always has been it seems every year we drag out the bike usually brand new and if it is outgrown we get a new one. Every year we give up. Not this year. The main reason he has never learned is during his younger years 3-6 he was at his sickest times and just couldn't. Now he can, even though it will be hard for him because of balance issues etc physically he should be able to do it. Mentally he is blocked. Britt was spending the night at my parents last night and he wanted to stay home so hubby and I pulled out the bike we bought last summer. Brae who by reading this blog you know can always come up with something picks this time to read the warning labels on the bike. "Oops can't ride at night", well that didn't work since it was only 6:30, we heard all kinds of things "the seat gives him a wedgie", "his legs hurt", "he doesn't want us to get tired"...on and on. He actually had me laughing coming up with so many things. But the bottom line is we are going to have to get this bike riding down. He even told me I didn't know how to ride so I had to get on a bike and ride to prove that once you learn you always know. He did okay but his balance is so tricky for him. Have to think of some great motivators, I thought having a friend in the neighborhood now that rides his bike would help but no Brae's response "legs are better than wheels I can just run"...lol.

7 comments:

dakotablueeyes said...

didn't work having him pick his own bike?

kel said...

No, but now I have seen a Tony Stewart orange bike and wish I would have seen that before. If I thought it would actually work I would buy that bike even though his is new. It is a hurdle we have to overcome.

Weber said...

One day, he'll do it. Don't worry. One of the kids in our old neighborhood was 13 and did not know how to ride a bike yet. He learned later that year - when he decided that he wanted to do it.

Does Braden have a scooter? That might be a good start.

kel said...

He has a scooter hates that too, but that might be easier to get him to do than the bike right now and that would work on the balance issue so may try to press that this weekend.

Jody said...

LOL love the excuses!! Don't worry. My oldest son Chord he just learned how to ride a bike a few weeks ago. He is eight but still he's older than most. The reason for this though was we have no side walks or flat area (road is 50 miles an our so definitely not on the road LOL) to learn and at the time we had a car and couldn't take his bike to a park to teach him. This year our Landlord leveled our drive way some (it's gravel) and Chord just got on and learned. Now my youngest on the other hand (Jarod) has no interest in riding his bike without training wheels and he's 6 ugh. Kids!! :P

Shane said...

Hang in there Brae....you CAN do it!! By the way, glad you're mom found you the "toot" shirt at W-mart. :0

Rofkahr Party of 4 said...

You are cracking me up!!!