In Motherhood on September 2, 2012 at 4:13 am

Today was the first time that my son overcame his trepidation of being in a new situation all on his own.  It was the first time he decided to try something he wasn’t sure about.  And it was the first time that he was encourage, dare I say inspired, to do something new after watching his big cousins have fun.  So what was it that he accomplished?  We took him to Northstar in Tahoe to ride around on the little road course they build for 18 month 4 year olds to ride their balance bikes on.  Despite how competent he is on his balance bike, I knew that he would be hesitant to try it out.  And he was, but then he got up the nerve and had a blast swerving between cones, tires, etc. and going up and down the ramps.  Then we went over to the bungee area and his sister, who is a little dare devil at heart (and only 21 months old) was dying to try it out.  Nathan was cautious, but decided to do it anyway.  And he had a lot of fun.  Holding onto Daddy’s hands at first and then letting go to do it on his own.  Norah, had a blast and threw a tantrum when her time was up.  But that was to be expected.  The icing on the cake was when he decided after a few laps around the driveway on his bike with the cousins that he wanted to try the little two wheeler we have for him.  On previous attempts he has given up before he even got started.  But not today.  Today he went around and around and around pedaling away.  An enormous smile on his face and so much love  and pride swelling in the hearts of his mommy and his daddy.  I think I say this a lot, but I truly cannot begin to describe how proud of him I am.  He simply persevered today and triumphed.  He went to sleep one tired boy and one proud boy.  Hurray for firsts!


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