Okay. I'm not trying to play favorites. Gunnar just seems to be popping up on the blog lately, more than his brothers.
So, I was bragging on his reading recently, because I'm really proud of him :0) And my bloggy friend Deborah commented something to the effect that her 1st grader hasn't got the memo that "reading is cool" yet. (And has older sibs to read TO her :0) ) And I was thinking that I should mention that Gunnar may be blossoming in reading, AND may have just finished his first grade math (!), but - just keeping it real - he can't/won't ride a bike yet. And he's seven and a half.
I think he's spent too much time 'reading' Calvin and Hobbes. (If you read that comic, you know that Calvin's bike is his nemesis. It's out to kill him.) Gunnar finds that hilarious. And he's a just a wee bit dramatic about one little spill he took on the gravel in the alley, for which he blames his dad because he let go. But I digress...
We've had a breakthrough. Thanks to the helpful persistence of our neighbor Dave.
Kerry says, "I got there just in time to take the pictures and the credit."
It's a cel-phone picture, but you get the idea.
We're very proud :0)
All he really needed was the confidence.