Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day! Or: A Tribute To The Guy (or Tiger) Who Taught Us How To Ride A Bike

"The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard." -- Sloan Wilson

....I remember my dad teaching me to ride a bike, alternately yelling "pedal!" then "steer!" and trying not to appear too dismayed by my epic uncoordination. Now it's time to teach my son to ride a bike and he -- like Calvin -- thinks his bike is out to kill him.
What are your learning-to-ride-a-bike memories on this sunny Father's Day, as either the teacher or the student (or the tiger)?

1 comment:

  1. Calvin and Hobbes....doesn't get any better than that