It was all very innocent. I heard the front door open and shut and Owen yelled, Chase is riding his bike without training wheels. I was cooking dinner, stopped, ran to the door and there was Jeff getting Chase ready to ride his bike WITHOUT training wheels! I yelled, "Why didn't you tell me! STOP!" and ran inside and got the camera, video camera and my phone. (You can never have too much technology).
From what Jeff told me, he saw Chase riding down the driveway on his balance bike without using his legs. This prompted Jeff to take the training wheels off his bike. He helped Chase and he took off! Jeff said Owen was behind him, arms in the air, yelling, “You did it Chase!!” This brought tears to my eyes. There was no jealousy only pure joy for his brother.
When I came out he was starting his second pass. I got to see him take off and ride. Ride. Ride. Ride. What joy spread across his face-a smile so big, with concentration in his brow. It’s one of those moments as a parent that you are so proud and excited you could just burst. It’s also one of those moments where you realize your baby is not a baby any more.