Yesterday, Jacob said to me, "I used to know how to ride my bike, but I don't anymore." What a heartbreak. I instantly felt like I failed him and Matt. This was their favorite thing to do together, and Jacob was so proficient - especially for his age. He even took the training wheels off last summer! I've suggested to him several times that he get on his bike instead of the big wheel - no wonder he hasn't. He's lost confidence in himself on his bike. I promised myself, Matt and Jacob in November that I would take him into town like Daddy did to ride bikes (we don't have sidewalks by our house), and I haven't followed through yet. I did explain to him that once you know how to ride a bike, you ALWAYS know how to ride a bike.
It is a bit tough with Sydney - I can't leave her to take Jacob, and I've had to use a babysitter for other things going on, and I don't want to leave her more than I already have been. We do have one of those carriages that hook on the back of a bike, and I've intended to figure out how to rig it up so I can take Sydney with us. I definitely need to make that a priority.