Wednesday, September 30, 2009

And she needs me no longer...

Some things, I have finally figured out, need not be pushed. They need to be figured out when they are ready. Not when Mommy and Daddy think you are ready, but when you are really, really ready.

A few Sundays ago, she just hopped on and rode off. We had been pushing her to try for a few months and were met with a wall. She could ride her scooter with the best of them, why did she need to ride her bike. And then all the other little girls on our street were riding bikes, and that was the push she needed.

Hopefully we will remember this when it comes time for Audrey to learn.

Being proud is an understatement. And there she goes, no longer needing me to run beside her. I will always be right beside her though.

This growing up thing is much, much harder on me than on her.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

These are awesome pics of Ashley. I love your blog. Carmen

SJ said...

Love the photos Amy! Ashley looks so proud on her bike...and I know, being that I'm a Mom to a boy who learned how to ride his bike not that long ago, how proud you must be as her Mom.

*sniff* They grow way to fast.

Pocklock said...

How sweet! I know I never authorized the growing up thing. I mean, who said my kid was allowed to WALK!?

Pocklock said...

How sweet! I know I never authorized the growing up thing. I mean, who said my kid was allowed to WALK!?

Happy Working Mom said...

Love the pictures! It's so easy when they get it and want it!