We have been talking about going for a family bike ride for some time now...ever since Henry got the hang of riding his bike without training wheels. Last weekend we finally managed to get it organised.
We packed the bikes, the trailer and a picnic lunch and drove in for the day. After coffee with friends in the morning, we parked the car near Russell and set off. We had organised to meet Nicole, Matt and the girls at the museum for lunch.
It was a huge day in the end. It turned out to be a 10km round trip and Henry did it all! We are so proud of him. Such a long way for a little fella and yet it was the littlest one, who did the whole trip sitting comfortably in the trailer, who threw the biggest, loudest, most full-on tantrum. Ever. Poor little Milly just fell to pieces and there was nothing we could do except strap her in and ride, ride, ride to get back to the car. People could hear her for miles. There were tears, screaming, a bit of thrashing and some serious head-back, stiff-back planking. I just kept telling all the concerned faces as we rode past, "big day" and people would nod and do that sympathy 'I understand, glad it's not my kid' smile.
But she recovered and it was still a great day. Henry is super keen to go again and we think he proved he really is ready for that bigger bike we keep talking about.