Small Victories

We went for a walk today.  As we turned the corner, we saw a mom on a bike pulling a Burley trailer behind her.  On the sidewalk was her son, about 5 or 6 years old, trying to ride his 2-wheeler without training wheels.  He was getting frustrated and throwing his bike down crying, “I can’t do it!”  

We smiled at her and said to her, “hang in there.”  She told us that this was the second day her son had been riding without training wheels.  We yelled across the street to him, “You can do it!” He picked up the bike again and made a few more attempts. 

When we got to the end of the street, we looked back and saw that he had ridden for a long stretch. The mom was cheering him on.   We stopped at the end of the block, turned around, and all 3 of us started whooping and cheering for him as if he had just scored the winning touchdown in the Super Bowl.  

He was so proud of himself.  

The mom yelled, “Thank you so much for doing that!”  

Small victories!

4 thoughts on “Small Victories

  1. I love this image: “all 3 of us started whooping and cheering for him as if he had just scored the winning touchdown in the Super Bowl” –it’s such a nice, smiley story to read! Thank you!

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