After sitting outside in the nice warm sun today watching the boys ride their bikes up and down the sidewalk Bubby came to me with a request. He wanted me to remove his training wheels. My first though was "He can't be ready can he?". I told him that maybe we should let Daddy take the wheels off with his tools but he insisted that we could use his own tools that Daddy got for him. So he got them and I tried. To my surprise they came off very easy. He then took a few tries while I held the back and he only fell once and caught his self very well riding on the grass. No boo boos at all. Then he wanted to get on the sidewalk instead of the grass. He did and was off! Soon he was able to start himself off without my help. As I stood there behind him for the first time he rode all alone I felt a great joy and sadness all rolled up into one. My boy is growing up.
Sad note: I realized that this should have been a 'daddy' moment instead of me teaching him. Sorry Daddy "(