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The boy’s got wheels

Cool rider
Back in October, we bought CK a balance bike for his second birthday.

He sat on it, touched the floor with his tiptoes and cried.

He hated it.

Away it went.

In January we tried again. We thought it might be a nice distraction from BB arriving on the scene. Something that he could have fun with and be proud of while we got used to being a family of four.

But no.

He sat on it, touched the floor with the balls of his feet and cried.

He hated it.

Away it went.

On Sunday, the sun shone for what felt like the first day in ages.

CK looked out of the window and said, ‘Wanna go on my bike’.

Paul and I looked at each other, raised our eyebrows, shrugged our shoulders and both said, ‘Of course’.

He sat on it, put his feet flat on the floor, pushed off and went as fast as he could down the pavement.

He loved it.

The bike is here to stay.

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P.S. Yes, that is a tartan tie that he’s wearing round his head. He thinks it makes him look like the Kung Fu Panda.