I wanted very much for him to ride without training wheels and he really had no desire. This past summer 2008 we removed the training wheels and refused to put them back on. Pravan then refused to ride the bike. I guess Todd really did not mind it. I thought that he was behind the other kids until I learned that so many of his buddies could not do it as well.
Yesterday Todd was cleaning the garage and Pravan got into his bike and decided to try again. I spent all day cooking and stayed in my jammies. I had no idea what they were doing. Todd rang the doorbell and when I answered he proudly announced that Pravan is riding all by himself up the side walk in the neighborhood. I was in shocked. I armed myself with the camera and headed to see his achievement. I got some priceless pictures and realized that Pravan will achieve anything his heart desires but in his own time. Yesterday a light bulb went off for him and for mom as well. We are so proud of him and treated him to ice-cream for over coming his fear. He truly is growing and gaining more self confidence.