Do you ever feel like you've worked your butt off doing something nice for your child only to turn around and feel very unappreciated? I decided last week that I was going to get Bailey a little big wheel for him to learn to ride. He has a tricycle that Grammy and Pop bought him last summer, but he's never learned to ride it. He'd rather push it around. So the boys and I took a trip to Toys R Us yesterday afternoon to get the big wheel. I got it home and was so excited to put it together for him to ride that I opened the box as soon as I got in the door. It came with the worst directions and some near to impossible steps! I got about 3 steps done and couldn't physically do the next one so I put it back in the box for Jake to finish. I was so aggravated and disappointed that I couldn't put it together for him. When Jake got home, we finished putting it together, not without some struggle. We even left a couple of unnecessary pieces off!
In true Bailey fashion, instead of getting on it and attempting to pedal, he just pushes it around! We've tried to get him to sit on it and that lasts about 2 seconds before he throws a fit and gets off. I've decided he is the most stubborn kid alive! If it's not his idea - FORGET ABOUT IT! Or maybe he's just like his mommy and would rather take the easy way out instead of doing something that might be a little bit hard at first. He does get excited when he sees it and screams "My kike." I think Jake was calling it a Trike last night. One day my efforts will pay off and he'll be burning the sidewalk cruising on his "kike."