Tony Hawk Jr.

Tony Hawk Jr.

Did I mention that my son is growing up too fast? Oh, OK. Just checking.

This was taken just a few weeks ago at a nearby skate park (which, if I was a kid, I would think was the coolest thing ever). Zan wanted to show me how proficient he’d gotten with his scooter … and I was fairly stunned to see the kinds of maneuvers he was able to pull off. No, he wasn’t doing any tricks, but just the fact that he was zipping around and taking such sharp turns was impressive.

If there’s a downside, it’s that he’s so enamored with his scooter that he is woefully behind on learning how to ride a bike sans training wheels. Looks like I have me a new summer project. That should be interesting.

Let’s hope we can avoid the “I caused my son to eat blacktop” blog entry.

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  1. Posted June 15, 2009 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Too cute! My daughter just learned to ride her bike sans training wheels and it only took her about 5 minutes! I think having a scooter actually taught her to balance. Hope it goes smoothly for you!

  2. gail
    Posted June 16, 2009 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Next thing you know, he’ll be taking his skate board to the steepest hill around and doing tricks on the way down. The neighbors will be thinking, “Do his parents KNOW what he’s doing????”

  3. reen
    Posted June 16, 2009 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Cute photo! Cute cute cute. My daughter is the same: a pro on her scooter but still has training wheels on the bike. Nothing wrong with having a preference of what to work on first, I guess!

  4. KTbug
    Posted June 16, 2009 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    EASY method! Worked great for my son who now zips around and pops wheelies on his bike….
    After removing the training wheels, find a grassy hill with a gentle slope and start first with him going down but feet not on the pedals so if need be, he can stop himself on the ground with his feet. Since he’s not pedaling, the bike should be going fairly slowly. Then when he gets that – move to feet on the pedals for balance but not pedaling and finally, pedaling down the slope — then he should be ready to go give it a try on the unforgiving blacktop without risking a face plant. :-) Good luck!

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