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Kabir’s Special Gift for Birthday #5

Tuesday, June 09 2015
On his 3rd birthday, Kabir had received a balance bicycle from the Drs. Alfaro-Gonzalez family. Kabir and Aseem actually started using it a year later.Pirates on a bicycle
In the past few months, Aseem has wanted to ride it too, because he wants to be “big boy” too 🙂 but, more often than not, he has to be content with his tricycle.20150524_170847 And, Kabir was getting his balance so well that we decided to get him a bicycle for his 5th birthday. His Dadu-Dadi apparently were thinking the same and subsequently shared that they wanted to bring along a disassembled bicycle for Kabir from India! They insisted on buying it for him. We saved this trip to the bicycle store for the evening of his birthday. We picked-up Kabir and Aseem from the daycare and drove straight to the local cycle store, Ciclo Guilly. The selection of kids bicycles was sadly limited at the store, but Kabir quickly choose the one he wanted. We asked the guy at the store to take-off the training wheels and add a kick stand. Kabir literally rode it inside the store for a few yards.Kabir's Special GiftWe got back home and of course he wanted to ride his special gift from his Dadu-Dadi. Aseem was delighted too, for he got to ride the balance bicycle uncontested. 🙂 All of us had forecast 2-3 days of running behind the bicycle holding it steady while Kabir got the hang of it. But, lo and behold, Kabir rode it perfectly at his first attempt. First Ride. Unassisted. Awesome!!
I could not be prouder of my guapo, more so, because I think I did not learn to ride a bicycle until I was a near teenager.
The benefits of a balance bicycle are now obvious to us and we are now #1 advocates of it. I’m sure we’ll end-up gifting it to a number of Kabir’s & Aseem’s friends who haven’t yet learned to ride a bike.

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