Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Lord V and I worked with MiniWarrior last week to try and teach him how to ride his bike.

As he is Autistic--it's been a labor because he spaces out and forgets to pedal and he doesn't get the whole "center your body so you don't tip over" thing.

Lord V and I took turns running beside MiniWarrrior, frantically hanging on to his bike and shoving ourselves against it to hold him upright. It was exhausting to say the least.

Monday evening I received a call from MiniWarriors Dad telling me that MiniWarrior had something to tell me.

Hi Mom!

Hi Baby.

Guess what?


I learned to ride my bike!

You did?!

Yep, I sure did!

Oh my gosh! Congratulations, Son!

Thanks, Mom! I did like you said. I remember you sayin' about that kid who took 2 weeks to learn and how sometimes he fell and skinned his knees but he didn't give up and guess what?

What, Hun.

I didn't give up!

I'm so proud of you!

Yep. Me too. I'm proud too!

Wait. Wait. I've got to tell Lord V.

*bellowing up to Lord V in his library*



*proud little boy giggle on the phone*

Thank you!

I didn't give up, Mom. Just like you tole me. I didn't give up.

I'm all sorts of proud, Peeps. I got sappy, proud Momma tears.

Our MiniWarrior rocks.


Catwoman said...

A big aaaaaaah! To that! :)

Peaceful said...

eyes welling up....

Haphazardkat said...

Catwoman: *big grin!*

Jadey: I know. I was sniffling while writing this post :)

Cindy said...

Tessa says "Congrats MiniWarrior!"
And I say "Aww So sweet!" A very proud Momma moment for sure....
(((Hugs))) to you both

Laoch of Chicago said...

Very pleasing.

Haphazardkat said...

Cindy and Tessa: MiniWarrior says, "Thanks!" (with a big grin) and hugssss

Laochie: :) hes a great kid.

Colleen said...

I hope you got photos in training...they'll be the most fun to show his Prom Date one day.

Aafrica said...

what a child! now i'm inspired.

Haphazardkat said...

Colleen: ME without a camera?? ha ha ha ha! rest assured, the momentos have been taken and burned for future! :D

Aafrica: Later today I might try and capture a tiny bit of him vs bike on video.