We like to call P Man our “cautious” child. He’s not the type of kid to ACT before he THINKS.
VERY unlike Bents.
P likes to carefully contemplate every decision. I happen to think it’s a great quality to have. My husband wishes he were just a tad bit more daring.
I like that he doesn’t just GO FOR IT. Sometimes there’s an advantage to being cautious. Wouldn’t you agree?
Plus, I can only imagine if I had TWO daring children. One is about all I can handle right now.
We’ve been working on learning to ride our bike for awhile now. My parents bought him this bike for his 3rd birthday. P, being P, still doesn’t want to try it without the training wheels.
I’m ok with that. Daddy keeps begging him to try it…but P feels comfortable with the training wheels on.
This is about as “adventurous” as it gets for him.
“Look at me ma…NO FEET!”
He thought he was something else with that trick. Ahem.
It’s funny how even when riding his bike…his goofy side comes out!
And really, let’s face it, being goofy is WAY cooler than being daring?! At least in my book.
He never goes fast on his bike. NEVER. It takes us FOREVER to bike ride because literally…he pedals slower than we walk. Again, he prefers it that way.
I think he’s experienced too many crashes and now he’s scared for life! Poor guy, even when he goes slow he gets wobbly and bites the concrete.
One of these days we will get our cautious little P Man to brave it out and take those training wheels off. Not anytime soon though. I imagine he may be in 1st grade before that happens.
I think I’m really going to appreciate this sweet little personality trait when he learns to drive a car.