You may remember that Silje got a bike for her birthday. Since David has been riding a bike for over a year now, Silje has had a tough time being shown up by her younger brother, as it is a skill she has yet to master. Knut’s been working with her all summer and still she doesn’t seem much closer. I figured it’s something we can work on again next year, but Knut will not give up so easily, especially when seeing how important it is to her.
Tomorrow a group from our church is going for a bike ride, and Knut told David he could come with him. David lit up with excitement at the thought of such a splendid outing, but you could see Silje’s face quietly fall, as she realized that if she could ride her bike, she’d probably be able to go to.
That’s when Knut decided to call the rental shop, and rent for a day something that other parents have raved to us had helped their kids get the feel for balancing on a bike. I think both Knut and I wish we had something like this, and although we’ll probably never find one of these used, we’re definitely keeping our eyes peeled!
Take a look at that! It’s a little 3rd wheel with petals and handlebars that attaches to the back of Knut’s bike. She’ll get to go along with David and Daddy after all!
They went for a practice spin around the yard, and it went very smoothly.