At 6 years old, Charles has finally tackled the two-wheel bike! His official first successful run happened in the Bois de Bologne in Paris. He celebrated with a silly victory dance and then rode his bike sans training wheels for two hours that day.
Last summer, Jeff and I tried to help Charles conquer this childhood challenge day after day. Every morning dressed in our running clothes, we would head out to the gravelly paths of the Jardin du Luxembourg for this balancing act. Despite our efforts, Charles just wasn’t ready; but this spring, he surely was!
I admit…I cried. He rode away magically pedaling and gaining speed; I was so proud. Another milestone come and gone and soon this little man will be 7 years old. Wasn’t it yesterday I was changing his diapers and feeding him spinach mixed with yogurt?
While traveling this summer, we can now explore the cities, countryside and seaside on bikes. How exciting! In two weeks, Amsterdam should expect this biking duo. Stay tuned for our adventures on bicycles!