This post was written by our 8 year old (and typed by her mom. Hunting and pecking 400 words would have taken a really long time!) It was her idea, and these are all of her own words. Happy Father’s Day, Tim! We love you.
My Dad is the one who taught me to ride my bike without training wheels.
In the summer, we used to go down to our spot at Magnuson, it was a steep grassy hill by the tennis courts. Dadddy drove me down there with my bike, it was usually only me and daddy. I would coast down the hill, try and steer and while I was steering, I tried to see if I could use my brakes while doing it. We would stay there all day. The only time I got hurt was when I was going down the part of the hill that I usually didn’t go down, I tried to steer, except my bike fell over. The back of my knee was out so I scraped the back of my knee.
I didn’t want to ride my bike again. But my dad convinced me to keep riding, and now I’m a good rider. I think it is because I did not give up. And If I gave up, I may never feel the joys of riding.
One of my favorite things to do on a hot day is coast down the hill and feel the cool breeze on my face. I don’t even mind that I have to climb up the hill again because every part of riding makes me feel good that I accomplished it and proud of what I did.
When I was younger, in like first grade, I thought that a lot of people knew about my parents. And now that I’m older, I understand it’s true. So I’m proud to be writing a blog post for them because I’ve always felt proud of my parents.
I’m glad riding a bike exists because on hot days cars are so HOT and on cold days cars are just freezing. I’ve experienced both.
One day my dad took me to get dinner on bikes. We passed a donut shop and I smelled the most delicious smell! It was fresh donuts. And then I realized I could never have smelled something like that in a car. I like bikes better than cars because you get exercise, you get to experience things from not out of a window you really get to experience them. it’s a bit like you’re just walking by.
I thank my dad for helping me to learn that you shouldn’t just drive around in an automobile. It’s better to get exercise and experience things from the real point of view.
– carfreedays girl