Tyler is shaping up to be a lot like his Daddy. There are the blatantly obvious things like the ginger hair, but as he gets older I’m starting to notice quite a few similarities in other areas as well.
Tyler had his training wheels taken off his bike at the same time Ethan did. He was only 4 at the time, but he didn’t want to be “left behind”. We took them off and he was away laughing. It seemed bike riding came pretty naturally to him.
Last year, we got Tyler a scooter. After riding it to and from school and during lunchtime for about 3 or 4 days, he had it down pat. Mad skills! He does jumps and wheelies and goes REALLY fast down ramps and hills. If he falls off (which he sometimes does), he just takes himself off to the sick bay at school, gets patched up, and then carries on.
This year, he hasn’t been riding his scooter to school every day. Partly because his new classroom is not near the “wheels” court, but also because he has a NEW love.
He is BEGGING for one. We haven’t relented just yet, as he’s only had the scooter for a few months, but we will probably get him one soon.
While we were on holiday at Hahei, Tyler had a go on Rob’s skateboard. It’s a long board, so it’s for road riding, not for doing tricks or riding on skateboard ramps. Not surprisingly, Tyler was a complete natural. We were all impressed with how quickly he learned how to turn the skateboard, and how good his balance was. No wobbling at all! And no fear of going fast.
My husband often goes out skateboarding with his mates, and I am sure it is only a matter of time before at least one of my boys accompanies them.
Considering Rob has come home from a night of skating covered in blood (only once, but still), I am sure there will be carnage on a regular basis once Tyler joins in the fun. Thankfully he is a pretty tough little guy and doesn’t let a fall or two stop him. Of course we are very safety conscious and insist on helmets at all times. But boys will be boys, so I guess I should brace myself for plenty of skinned knees and elbows, and possibly some broken bones. I could take out shares in the local A&E, perhaps? ;-)
This is obviously Tyler’s “thing”. He’s not a super fast runner like his brother, so it’s great that he has found a sporting area to excel in. I wonder what’s next for my little dude? Snowboarding? Surfing? Wakeboarding? I’m sure he will try them all! Rob has a love of all things extreme, an adventurous spirit and a
sickening uncanny ability to excel in every sport he tries. So if Tyler continues to take after his Daddy, I don’t think there is much chance of slowing him down!