Saturday, September 25, 2010

Holy crap

Fuck me. I have to show you this. This is, no shit, my son on his new bike today, going around the local BMX track 20 minutes after we took the stabilisers off.

Sadly all we had was an old phone with rubbish resolution but I had to post this up in the general spirit of being gobsmackingly proud of him. And yes, he is wearing a helmet. And knee pads. And that's the Frog paddling helplessly behind him.


Anyway, that's me regurgitating all over your screen. Over and out!

15 comments:

Juniper said...

haha brilliant! I particularly like the Just In Case Running Frog ;-)

Elsie Button said...

bloody brilliant! i loved the fact that he stopped briefly, just to tease, then was off again... with the frog running behind - loved it!

Elsie Button said...
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Elsie Button said...

all those deleted comments are from me - my laptop had a melt down and posted it three times. sorry about that.

Elsie Button said...

all those deleted comments are from me - my laptop had a melt down and posted it three times. sorry about that.

Jennie said...

Hahaha, we are kindred spirits - that's just the kind of kid milestone that requires excessive swearing! Love it! And truly - it really is the first bike ride that just about does you in. Can our hearts take any more, really?

lady macleod said...

Brilliant! Bloody brilliant!

Carol said...

That was fab and I loved the fact that the Frog was behind or beside him all the way :-)

C x

Hoto said...

Good boy!

Sparx said...

Jennie - isn't it great (swearing, I mean...)... no seriously, this is our first, and last (probably) first-bike-ride moment; I'm still fit to burst!

Lady M - I know! Of course I think so...

Carol - seriously, that was his first EVER no-stabilisers-bike-ride; on a gravel BMX track. We were so paranoid that when I wasn't filming there were two of us waddling around after him...

Hoto - takes after his Uncle... apparently you were the same - first bike you just got on and rode away.

rosiescribble said...

Absolutely fabulous! I'm going to show my daughter, see if it gets her riding her bike a but more!

Sparx said...

Rosie - you'd be amazed what the right inspiration can do... I am guessing she's never salivated over the BMX track before though?! I have a picture of Charlie aged 2 trying to go around it on his scooter, this is one of his major dreams...

darth sardonic said...

frog looks decidedly beatnik. and huzzah! your spud is riding around on two wheels. that's some pretty fun times right there.

Sparx said...

Darth - Beatnik! Hahah! Yes, I guess he does a bit (snarf). Yeah, two wheels good, four wheels bad. He went around it again today - only about 5 of the hills he can't make it up now, he got properly muddy and everything.

Helen + ilana = Hi said...

Any minute now you too will be collected spare bits of foam to put in one of these....... http://www.flickr.com/photos/deeplyfelt/5068085487/
Wont' that be fun ......
http://www.flickr.com/photos/deeplyfelt/5068085089/