“Bicycle means simplicity and simplicity means
The Fellowship with Frodo
a story in parts...
When I created this blog, I wanted to record minutely my transition from an anxious (but enthusiastic!) cyclist to a Zen lady on her trusted bike.
This was not meant to be. But I am no longer going to let myself be frustrated about this. I have tons of stories to tell, and I will share them, when I can.
Life is not linear after all…I read somewhere…and I agree.
After all the adventure of simplifying life and the way to simplicity should never be forced; it should be fun.
|Mijn Liefste putting Frodo together|
18th of June, 2010
|June 18, 2010|
After P put it together
Littlest could not wait to take a ride!
As I made this clear to myself, my blogging self, everything became lighter in my mind. :)
So here goes another story I have been wanting to perfectly tell in a linear way…but will share it as it is..
Littlest On Her Bike
biking home from school...
Today Mijn liefste P brought Littlest to school with the car, and loaded her pink bike at the folded back seat.
|K still 7 y.o. on this picture (she turned 8 two months later)|
June 18, 2010
|April 8, 2011|
Littlest parking her first (walking) bike proudly
after receiving it as a gift from Dada
Here she is 3 and 1/2 years old
After picking up the girls from the train station
at the border between Holland and Germany
from their short vacation in South Germany
Long hours spent in the car, the girls were excited to bike and go to the playground
We actually planned to practice going to school and back this Saturday.
Littlest enthusiasm has been my source of courage. She gave me the power to let her go.
It took "long" with her learning the bike because of the irregularities in our family schedule.
WE - each and every one in the family - all contributed in the small, simplest way we can, and thanks to baby steps, Littlest learned!
Littlest determination and focus are also admirable.
But more on that in another blog.
Today, I just wanted to document (even without actual photos!) and celebrate with a blog, that Littlest biked 5 kilometers from school all the way home, in a busy route.
The photos of the route will follow in my next blog.
Littlest biked with so much confidence, and had so much fun. I was apprehensive on my way to picking her up from school; I was over-worrying as usual about what could go wrong on the way. But it was completely unnecessary.
Thank you for sharing this biking milestone with us!
from afamilyinthenetherlands :)
“...there are often many things we feel we should do that, in fact, we don't really have to do. Getting to the point where we can tell the difference is a major milestone in the simplification process.”