I don't know why this is so hard for me to believe. Maybe because I don't think I knew how to ride a bike until I was like 9 or 10? Or maybe because being able to ride a real bike just seems SO BIG to me! He just looks so big! He acts so big! And he is getting so big!
Jackson has had a balance bike for a few years, and has loved that thing. They say that it is a huge help in building the foundation for learning how to ride a bike later on. And now that I've seen it with my own eyes, I am a full on believer. We bought Jackson a real bike on his 4 1/2 birthday, and it came with training wheels on it. The guy at the shop said as soon as he figures out how to pedal, go ahead and take of the training wheels and he'll be riding in no time. So a week later, Scott pulled them off. I left for the grocery store as he was removing them, and when I returned 45 minutes later, I came home to this:
YOU ARE SUCH A BIG BOY, JACKSON! I am so proud of you, buddy! Keep learning and growing, and achieving your goals. Even though I may get a little sad at how fast it goes by, I am even more proud and happy to watch you achieve whatever you set your mind to. I love you, sweet boy!