She rides in her own time
My niece and I had another riding session last night and she totally rode by herself. I had the rope on the seat post, but never did it pull tight, nor did I ever touch her seat. After telling her so, she said, "I know, Sydney, I can see your shadow."
"So, do you want me to take the rope off and let you ride by yourself?"
"No. Next time just your hand. Then after that I'll ride by myself and we'll go to the ice cream downtown."
She also says she wants to go to every ice cream shop in town one at a time.
OK, little bean. Whatever you want.
Overheard in my living room ....
boy 1: "Check this out...it's the coolest car ---- ever."
boy 2: "It is not. There's porche, ferrari, jaguars, ... humina humina ..."
boy 1: "Yeah, but everyone thinks those are cool."
boy 2: "Duh. They're fast."
boy 1: "This isn't about speed. This is styyyyyyyle."
boy 2: "That is a cool car then."
The car in question ---- replica Gremlin.
Just goes to show you... if you're feeling a little wore down or a shade bitter about the world, let a kid give you a fresh perspective on life, the universe and everything.