Friday, April 24, 2009

TOTally Working for Me ~ Tot Biking

Over the past seven or so years my husband and I have practically broken our back pushing tricycles around the block while we were waiting for our kids to learn how to pedal. While we know there are tricycles that have wonderful handles, we already had one and couldn't justify the extra money to buy a new one ~ just for the handle.

The question is why it took us so long to figure out how to have a fun bike ride without the backache. Apparently we needed a seven-year-old to help us out with her handy jumprope.

We tied the jumprope around the front of the handle and that way Kaleb can still help with the steering. We're able to pull him along while our other three ride around on their bikes. And Kaleb loves it!

We just wish we would have figured it out years ago.

This TOTally Working for Me post was written by Jolanthe at Homeschool Creations.

Do you have something that is working for you and your tot? We'd love to hear about it!


Mama Jenn said...

What a GREAT idea!!!!!!! I am DEFINITELY going to try this one!!!

Annette W. said...

Thanks! We aren't willing to buy one of those push trikes.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea! I will definitely be buying a jump rope for the tricycle we have!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you made this discovery and shared it!

Jolanthe said...

I'm telling ya - we were wondering where are brains have been over the last few years (other than in a sleep-deprived fog). :)


kcmom2four said...

Oh my...gonna tie a rope to the trike today for sure. I had a hard time getting around this morning with the sore back from helping Caitlin on her trike yesterday. Thanks for the idea!!!!