Thursday, June 7, 2012

almost two

"Bike", Avi says when we head out the front door. "Helmet, help you", he says bringing me his helmet wanting help putting it on. I am loving Avi's confidence on his strider. And how well he sleeps after riding for a bit in the afternoon. But this past week, I noticed that Avi had more confidence in himself than I had in him. In this parenting moment I had to step back and let him do what he was ready to do even though I wasn't. I dropped what I was carrying and in the less than 60 seconds I bent down to pick it up, calling to Avi to get off his bike and wait for Ema, he was on the bridge maneuvering the turns. It's really shallow water, I thought and let him continue. He's "almost two" and this experience was a good reminder to step back and little and let "Avi do it myself" a little more often. 




7 comments:

  1. You brave mama! I don't know how ready I would have been for him to do that! Well done :)

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  2. Way to go Avi!!! So hard to stand back and just let it happen, but how amazing it is when we do!!!

    Way to go mama!!!!

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  3. Yikes!! I would have been a basket case...I would have let him do it, but I would have been nuts in the process. Looks like Avi isn't the only brave one!

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  4. You are some brave mama! I had all the feelings you talked about just by looking at the pictures, my son being Avis age. But I would have let him do it too. There is nothing as important for a kid as the feeling that your mama believes in you I think.
    Looks like a very beautiful to go for walks (and ride a bike :-) )

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  5. Awww...he did so well!!! Our little ones teach us some incredible lessons just by being who they are :-) Just try to remember to breathe.

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  6. WOW! Great work, guys!

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