It Wasn’t at First Sight

You might remember the look of sheer terror when Baby Gray met his bike helmet for the first time at Christmas

Helmet

I kept telling myself that when we really got going on the bike he would feel differently about it. So, this Sunday, Mr. Gray got the bike seat added to my bike so we could try it out. 

Bike

He worked while I sewed and Baby Gray napped. Finally, the bike was done, but the nap was not. I was getting quite impatient when I finally heard a little stir from Baby Gray’s room. I rushed in to get him, and out the door we went! Our chariot awaited us!

Bike

Bike

We got everything situated and tried another meeting with the helmet. Baby Gray resisted a little, but nothing major. We encouraged him and told him we loved his hat. He subsided. 

Bike

We put the helmet on a little early; we had a few more minor adjustments to make to the bike and the seat before we could head out. As soon as we headed down he driveway, though, Baby Gray was lovin’ it!
Mr. Gray snapped our photo as we came back in–please excuse the fact that I am dressed to hang out at home rather than in our front yard. 

Bike

Next, Mr. Gray took a turn. He didn’t really fit on my bike, but it worked out fine.


Bike

Baby Gray and I went for another ride this morning, and as I sat him down in the seat, he signed for his “hat” so we could go. We rode for over thirty minutes; loves being able to see so much. He points to all the animals and names them or makes their sound. He ahg-ahg‘s at all the cars and yells “truck” each time we see one. It’s safe to say he’s over the initial helmet shock.

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