He just got his training wheels off of his bike a little over a month ago, and you remember how scary that can be! He practiced and practiced on the flag road next to our house, and then we decided to take him to "the big time!" That's right, a BMX course! I knew he was nervous, but he was brave and wanted to try it!
Here he is with Papa checking out the course before the first ride.
There was an older kid there who was wonderful, and showed him how it was done! He gave him the lingo too! You know, like "stand on the pedals and take the impact in your knees." To which Brock asked "what does impack mean?" (I explained to our new friend Riley that although Brock is tall and looks older, he is only 6, so he toned it down a bit into 6 year old style). Below is the first time Brock "took air" (went airborne)... help me Heaven above, Mother Mc Cree and all the Saints)! Yep, he fell but as you can see below he didn't cry.
He just looked at the older boy and said "hey, that was cool!" Then he decided to take the ULTIMATE ride. From the very top of the highest hill. See him below? That look of uncertainty but also "bring it on!" (I do believe that may be what he actually said)!
Whew! Smooth as silk and not even one other fall the whole time. Here he is below looking tough and dusty and having taken his pads off for awhile.
And here is the REAL story! Victory! "I did it, I did it! That was sooooooooo cool!" said he. We were all hooting and hollering and jumping up and down.
We always try to set a good example for our little guy, but so many times it is HE who sets a great example for us to follow. So many times I've said to him, "look at you! Look how brave you are, you weren't even nervous! And he always answers; "whoa, I was really nervous, but I still did it." Now there, my dears is a real example! Rock on little guy! We love you!