Wednesday, June 16, 2010

3 Wheeling...

A boy and his first bike trike. Mr. M's Aunt Joan got J his first trike for his first birthday. And we kept it in the house to push J on until this summer. Mr. M & I were pretty bummed as it didn't seem like J was getting the concept of peddling, probably from too many trips around the house before his feet reached the peddles.

However, after a trip to see Grandma & Grandpa P, where mommy packed the trike for something for J to do, we found the trick to make it work...

The oil seemed to have dried out over the past year and half as we waited for J to grow into the trike. As a result, he was having a really hard time peddling. Grandpa P picked up on that right away, and pulled out the trusty WD-40 to oil up the joints.

It was amazing how quickly J took off on it. Back at home, we keep pulling it out, but the most successful time J had on it, was when he really wanted to ride his bike, but it seems he just does not have the leg muscle strength yet.  However, after working on getting those peddles to go - he jumped back on his trike & took off.... We got down 5 or 6 houses before he realized what he'd done. We turned, and he rode it back all the way home.

I had already given Mr. M the camera to take for pics at Cubs vs. Sox Crosstown Classic featuring the Stanley Cup winners - The Chicago Blackhawks, so I couldn't get it on film, but here are some from Friday's adventure...

At times, he can be easily distracted, and he totally had me laughing, as I was trying to get video of him riding his trike, and he was only interested in pushing it for the camera...
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