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milestones

How a booster seat caught me by surprise

by Traci Schumacher on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 12:39pm

The path of childhood is marked by milestones, some bigger and some smaller. There are the obvious ones like first steps, the first day of school, and the first tooth to fall out. I keep a mental list of these milestones as a sort of guide that my kids and I are on the right track with everything progressing in a healthy way. It's not a deliberate checklist that I planned. More like just a sense of what's ahead and what to expect.

Sometimes, though, the milestones are smaller, perhaps less celebrated, and unexpected. And yet they can stop me in my tracks and tug at my heart.

Riding a two-wheeler... and other bittersweet milestones

by Traci Schumacher on Tue, 03/29/2011 - 2:42pm

My daughter, who turned 7 last month, recently learned how to ride her bike without training wheels. I had spent a few afternoons running alongside her, trying to keep her from falling over. Then, I just left the training wheels on her bike, but high enough off the ground that she had to learn to balance even with them on.

My daughter was so excited when she realized that she could balance on her bike! I let her try without training wheels again, and she rode like a pro. Except for turns and stops, of course! Now all she wants to do is ride her bike.

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