J Myster’s New Bike!


I think four is about the age when almost every American child gets their first two-wheeler bike with training wheels. For months and months, anytime we graced target or Walmart, J Myster would beg, whine, plead, attempt to sell his little brother for cash, just to have a bike! I’d often avoid the aisle like any mother wanting to make a “quick” shopping trip with children in tow, sometimes you weaves obstacles thru store aisle going the “long” way just so you don’t get sucked into the ever beckoning light up gizmos and gadgets.

But the bikes aren’t in the toy aisle, they are on the side exit, the one I like to use most while making a quick trip and they are spotted every time by Mr. J. So of course what did we have to get the little guy for his fourth birthday, his very own bike!

Now we were supposed to have a birthday party for him last weekend, but he had a little stomach bug Friday night and into Saturday, thus canceling his party. But to not have an entirely disappointing day for him, when he finally felt better, we presented him with his bike which he rode a couple of times in the hallway until we took him outside later in the day.

This is Hunky Hubs, pushing J myster over the cracks in the sidewalk in front of our house that first day. 
He fell once, but caught himself with his hands. 
So happy to be a “bike man” as he told me. 
This is the day after on our first trip around the block. 

We took a stroll on Monday. I put baby B in a stroller and followed behind J Myster as we made our first neighborhood ride. J did good, but he fell twice. One of them was my fault. We were approaching the corner of a street and I told him to stop because a car was coming, but he panicked, slammed on his brakes, and fell off. He didn’t really hurt himself then, but when we made our final turn back onto our street later, he fell over a large area in the sidewalk that was raised up and right into a snow bank. He cried and was a bit shaken up, but I stood the little guy up, wipes his hands and knees off and told him “when you fall, you just got to get back up and keep on going”. (This isn’t always the case though as an adult, and if you’ve been in a slip and fall accident you might want to click here).  He was ok, and we made it the rest of the way home. But the little guy has to work on getting himself up the driveway, (It’s not a steep driveway, but it is inclined a little) and he’s also got to work on getting over cracks in the sidewalk without a push. It was a bit difficult at times pushing him and baby B’s stroller.

But alas, my oldest has reached another milestone, his very first bicycle! 

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12 thoughts on “J Myster’s New Bike!

  1. I literally laughed out loud with the “sell his little brother for a bike!” that is hilarious!!! And go figure that the bikes are in the path of your exit! Love your pics! Hope you have a good weekend!

  2. How sweet his first ride. I can’t wait for the twins to starting riding a bike. Maybe next summer. I’m your newest fol

  3. Hi Heather,

    I’m so glad that you wrote that some kids get bikes at four because my husband said that our daughter was overdue for one and she’s three. I am so glad that J Myster was able to enjoy his bike. That’s such a great feeling to want to master a new task and be able to do it. Good for him. I enjoyed your pictures too. They added to your post. I thought it was also very touching that you mentioned your “Hunky Hubs.” That’s great.


  4. Before J’s two wheeler, he had a tricycle, but it was one of those with the parent bar that you can detach for pushing them. When he got old enough to learn to peddle on his own, we took the parent bar off. But eventually an upgrade from a tricycle to a bike is necessary, especially since the 4 year old neighbor girl has a two wheeler. So he gets to be big like her, and I’m sure they will be riding their bikes together very soon. 😉

  5. Thanks for stopping by Adrienne! I am certain J myster would sell his little brother if at all possible and I think he’d have a great campaign for it too. One day though when baby brother plays “with” him more than taking his toys, I think they will be best friends. 😉

  6. I know I’ve seen the post this week and responded to it. I’m not crazy, right? Was it Wordless Wednesday? Glad your little one reached the milestone. New bikes are fun, first bikes are even more fun. 🙂

  7. awww… my daughter got her bike in December (but it was a rare 70 degrees) and has been so bummed about not being able to ride it in the snow. I now let her practice in the basement.

  8. I have just gotten my 3 year old a 3-wheeler. This is in preparation for the 2-wheeler when she turns 4. It is so adorable to see them riding around though… feeling like a big kid when in our eyes they will always be a baby.

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