Right before we went on vacation, I made the mistake of showing Christopher a picture of the local Skate Park where they allow bikes during certain times of the day. He begged and begged and begged some more to go. We didn't have time, but promised when we got back we would hit up the Skate Park. So, we got back yesterday and I decided to take him to the Skate Park before the evening festivities of July 4th. He hadn't understood when I said when we get back didn't mean the moment we got back from vacation. It just loosely meant one day after we get back from vacation. Still not sure which parent he gets his persistence from.
Here are the pictures I showed him:
He was beyond excited and couldn't wait to get there. The look of joy on his face was amazing. He couldn't wait to do stunts. He says he wants to be on the X games when he gets older and be a BMX stunt rider. I am still pushing the doctor thing, but, I guess a kid can dream. Maybe he can be a doctor and a stunt rider on the side.
So here comes my disclaimer, he wasn't hurt during the tumble. Although he did want me to delete it, he said his crash was "his business". It sounds really, really bad. Let's just say thank goodness that day he was wearing his helmet, knee and elbow pads. They came in handy several times. But, I can't help sharing.
Here is what he was really trying to do:
I must say he has really improved and gotten adventurous with his bike riding since just learning to ride in late May, it has only been just over a month he has been riding his bike. He rode his bike all over the track and even learned a trick from the older boys for almost two hours. He is hoping to go back every Saturday and even asked for private lessons. He says he can't wait to do a 360. I can definitely wait for the 360. Not sure my heart will be able to take it.