Some things, Dex did early.
Some things – they are coming way late. Like riding his bike.
My boy turns 10 next month and he just really got the hang of that two-wheeled contraption about a month ago.
There are lots of reasons for it. We live in an urban neighborhood, near big streets that make it hard to just let him ride around solo. We have a crazy schedule and it just never made it to the top of our priorities. Mostly, he just didn’t want to.
Every year we would try, and he would give a half-hearted effort and then declare it just wasn’t his thing.
Meanwhile, kids half his age – literally – were driving circles around him. Our best friend’s son who is four learned to ride his bike this summer.
I could tell Dex was a bit embarrassed by this, but also didn’t care enough to REALLY be bothered.
So, in the end, he was ready now, and he did it.
He is tooling around with a sense of accomplishment and freedom that is hard to beat.
How about you? Any late bloomers?