Confession: we forced her to do it. And maybe it was cruel, telling her TODAY IS THE DAY instead of letting her come to it naturally. But if it’s the biggest fail I have as a parent right now, I’m willing to take it.
She was physically able to do it. She has terrific balance. She’s athletic and strong. It was completely mental.
A 2.25 mile ride to the grocery store achievement unlocked: Go big or go home.
I’m still figuring this parent thing out, and maybe I will never truly get it. In fact, I’m sure I won’t. But some days you have to gently prod. Okay, maybe a little extra force and refuse to put the trainers back on. We pushed her from the nest, and she rode all the way to the end of the street.