With all the warm weather lately and the extra hour of daylight each night, we’ve been spending a lot of time outside. With big sister Maggie riding on her fancy princess bike, we’ve been working with Molly on learning how to ride a bike too.
For a child with Down syndrome (or any special need), riding a bike requires a lot of coordination and concentration. Getting your hands, feet and mind all doing the same thing at the same time – it’s tricky! But yesterday, it all clicked with Molly and this happened….
I’ve watched this video over and over – I love that little look on her face, she knows she’s doing it and she’s excited. And when she’s done, she yells out for a hug and big sister Maggie comes through for a huge hug. She continued to peddle around the driveway for the rest of the afternoon.
It may be a small thing to some parents, but for us – Molly riding a bike is HUGE. After all, when she was born we were told she may never be able to do such a thing.
So, if you need us… we’ll be hanging outside riding bikes!