We bought Michael a new bike last week because he is just too big for the tricycle and Savannah is wanting to ride it more and more. We asked the moron at Wal-Mart to get the 12" bike from the back-even gave him the shelf tag with photo and everything-and he came back out with a box assuring us it was the right bike. When we got home and unpacked the box, we found it to be a 16" bike. But Michael was already SOOOO excited by the "red rocket bike" that there was no chance any other bike would be acceptable. He is literally a smudge too small for this bike and it is just enough to make riding it difficult and frustrating for him. Here is the series of photos that go from joy and excitement to frustration and pouting. He keeps trying though, and wants to get out and try most everyday!
Getting ready to ride his "Rocket Bike"!!! He was SO excited!
His first lap around the cove. Jr took off the reflector on the back right after this so the seat could be just a little bit lower.
Much better once it was lower, but still a little bit of a stretch for his chubby little legs! He is definitely going to need some practice pedaling on the bigger bike.
Getting frustrated and taking off his helmet:(
And back to the tricycle...this is gonna take some time, patience and practice (and maybe a little growth spurt!)