He turns 13 this Saturday. Super sweet boy that loves classical music, adored by his little brother and sister. Diagnosed with some developmental issues that make small motor skills a struggle. Slow speech, not athletic due to what is essentially short circuited nerves.
My wife and I got a new tandem and I delivered the old one to my daughter and her husband. The idea was to get my grandson on the tandem so he can enjoy cycling with the rest of them. The 4 year old is on a trail-a-bike or whatever they're called that hooks on the seat post. The 8 year old rides his own bike so that left out the oldest as he lacks the coordination to ride solo.
Anyway, I took him out on the tandem for a short spin around the block. Later my daughter took him on a bike trail for a four or five mile ride. Huge smile... both on him and his mom.
That was a memorable day for all of us. It's going to be a game changer for him, for them.
Just wanted to share my happy news