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Perseverance is Key…

Perseverance is Key…

Perseverance is Key!

A couple of weeks ago we celebrated Jakes 7th birthday!!!

Some of you may remember that back at the beginning of the year Ross was on a parenting mission to teach Jake how to ride his bike…

After a few months of tantrums (the worst to be fair was probably from Ross), tears, falls, bumps and grazes… Jake is away with his bike…

We decided that seeing as though he has learned to ride his bike he should have a really good one, we are hoping that in time he will accompany us on our bike rides up at Hamsterly and we can make a real family outing of it.

I’m super looking forward to being outdoors with the boys instead of only having one/two rides out a week with Ross… Not that Ross isn’t great company but he’s definitely a lot more adventurous on the downhills and I’m looking forward to more scenic long haul cycles.

Over the last few months I’ve seen what learning to ride a bike has done for Jake.  He’s a lot more confident, a lot less fearful of the world…

He’s quite happy now to get his bike out in the street with his mates and play all day instead of being stuck behind his wii or the iPad.

He’s such a pleasant and happy little boy and now, he’s active, he wants to be out and playing… I think this is so important for any kid.

There were a couple of occasions after battling that I thought one of them, Ross or Jake, would give up in the learning to ride… It would have been easy to call it a day, hang up the helmet and move onto something else… But they didn’t.

They’ve stuck it out!

He’s learnt one pedal at a time!

This is something now that we can all share together… Without it involving a screen or sitting on a park bench whilst the kids run amok.

It’s something that Ross and Jake can do together, I’ve no doubt in my mind once he’s into it Jake will be more competent than me on those downhills I mentioned earlier and they’ll be out and about together.

If I’ve learned anything from it it’s how even the toughest and most painful tasks we set ourselves can be accomplished… Not without tears and tantrums but by hook or by crook you can always find a way…

Picture your goal, imagine the ups and downs of your journey… But then don’t shy from them… Tackle them head on, one step at a time and enjoy what you find at the end…

Ask yourself for a second, what would happen if you did simply gave up???

Thinking of this particular example I’m giving you with Jake, I think if they’d given up it would actually be quite a sad thing… I’m pretty sure if you give up on yours you wouldn’t be happy neither…

This picture here is the happiness you can find at the end…

S x

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