I especially love to write about my kids and how they teach me so much about life – and continuous improvement.
Close to two years ago I wrote about how my then 4 year old daughter (now 6) learned to ride her bike and how it taught me about why simply allowing others to try and possibly fail is so important.
A few months later my then 2.5 year old daughter learned how to swim and I was so proud and inspired by her lack of fear.
Then, last summer my kids taught me again about having no fear as they held my hand and told me it would be OK as we traveled down some ridiculously huge water slides!
Big Girl Bikes
And now, I’d like to share with you the latest edition of milestones in the Pereira family. This time we’re back to my now 4 year daughter (the swimmer) who recently learned to ride her “big girl bike” without training wheels.
You see, she’s been after me for weeks to let her have a shot… so the other night we took her training wheels off and my wife and I took turns running behind her. And you know what? In less than 5 minutes she had it as if she’d been riding like this for years.
The lesson for me was simple. Quit worrying about why something may not work… instead stay focused on trying to make it work. You never know, it may be easier than you think.
Message to my Daughter
Finally, way to go “Boo” Daddy is very proud of you! Someday you’ll read this post and realize just how much you’ve taught and inspired me. Keep it up sweetie!