Friday, October 1, 2010

The Day I Learned How To Ride A Bike

It wasn't until I was in 3rd grade that I decided I wanted to learn how to ride a bike (without the training wheels). It seemed like all the kids in my class had already learned and I was starting to feel a little left out. So I went home and told my dad that I wanted to try. We went out on the street in front of my house, and that is where I finally learned how to ride a two-wheeler!

I was so proud of myself until my neighbor, who also happened to be my 3rd grade teacher, came walking by and saw me. The next day in school she announced to the whole class that I had learned how to ride my bike. I was so embarrassed and could hear the snickering around the room. I did take great pride though that this is what was known about me and that I was not the kid who sat behind me and stapled his own thumb on purpose!

As I look back on it, I still don't think my teacher was trying to brag on me in a good way. She always was not very nice, even when she followed me to middle school. At least I wasn't in her class then! And then there was her schnauzer that used to bark and chase me when I played outside...

  • When did you learn to ride a bike?
  • Do you have any embarrassing classroom stories?
  • Did you have a certain mean ole teacher?


JMJE said...

I can't remember when I learned to ride my bike. I just remember my bike was purple and had a banana seat and I thought it was awesome.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Awww what a horribe teacher!! How awful to embarrass a child like that. Ugh.

I'm glad you didn't take it to heart though. If I felt the same as a third grader in your shoes, I would have bawled in front of the whole class. Lol.

I can't remember when I first learned to ride a bike....

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I think I learned around the same time! My parents had got me a bike for my birthday and I basically learned to ride it right there at my party. It was a great time!