Ok, so everyone knows that Logan has no muscle tone. I mean none. Not low muscle tone. We are talking about none. Biomedically, we are treating it and we are finding ways to work on it too. He has always hated the bike. But it has long been a source of sadness for Michael and I that he can’t ride a bike like his typical peers. That’s where RDI comes in.
First, we talked about how great it is together. Michael told him stories about how he used to ride his bike everywhere as a boy. My fav story by the way is the one where his brother moved the ramps on him. Anyway, I digress.
Then he got a bike for his birthday from his cousin, Alexis. We talked about it some more. What would he like to do on his bike? Where would he go? Could he use it to walk the dog? What are his fears? The last one was important to us because we needed to know that to scaffold the activity.
Finally, Easter came and brought training wheels and a cool helmet. Michael and Logan put the training wheels on. Logan wore his helmet around the house to get used to it. We continue to build excitement by getting Madison involved in telling him how great it is and how he can ride around with her. The two of them play so well together that he truly wants to do what she is doing. How amazing is that?
After a couple of tries and under Dad’s watchful eye, Logan has the hang of it. He is beaming and so proud of himself. The best part is that now he goes out to ride his bike all the time. He knows that he can do it. Most importantly, he knows that if he has trouble that we will be there to help him. You can’t buy that confidence. Thank you, Jesus!