Yup. I trusted him and worried, just a little. And then, today, he and a friend rode their bikes so far into the distance that as I chased them down, every passersby warned me of their “at least a mile” head start. I freaked out. We all learned a little. Well, Eman learned a lot–how to get started on his own without someone holding on and the joy of riding while standing up. Tonight he told us,” I had fun riding when you couldn’t see us. Me and Cedar, we talked. We talked about how we can ride hard to get up hills and how to slow down so we don’t go too fast down a big hill.”
Don’t you remember that feeling of freedom? Taking care of yourself. The wind in your hair as you go so fast. There is no one but you and your friends. That is a good feeling!
And me, I am back to work at celebrating, trusting, and worrying. Just a little.