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.