We attempted this a few months ago, but Drew lost interest fairly quickly, so we stopped, put the training wheels back on and patiently waited it out until he asked again. Sure enough, one morning he saw our neighbor riding his little bike outside and came back in asking to wash his bike and take the training wheels off again. Fortunately, it was a Saturday and Nathan was more than willing to help him out with all of this. I left to run a few errands, and when I returned home, I was met by a very excited Drew who told me he had a "surprise" for me (and Lala, Poppi, and the Aunties who were here visiting baby Emmie at the time).
Shhhhhh. Now there's a secret to all of this working. In order for Drew to keep himself upright on the bike, he has to be pedaling all out. Full force. Which meeeeeeeans, Daddy has to sprint in order to be that protective buffer that Daddies so like to be. So cute, and so funny!
Victory Lap. High fives all around!
So proud of this Big Kid!