M3 has been asking to try her 12 inch bike again recently. She has been using a balance bike for over a year and has gotten much more confident on it in the last month or so. She tried the pedal bike at the beginning of the summer and didn't quite have it yet.
Last night Papa gave her a push and off she went! He coached her a little to look where she wanted to go and keep pedaling, but soon she caught on. She still needs help getting started, but I'm sure she'll get it soon!
In the video you can see Papa's "Staff" shirt from an engineering event from a few years ago. I always smile when he wears it on our bike rides and walks to the store as if we are some sort of group he is leading.
Sunday night update: Tonight M3 figured out how to push off and get started on her own! She also, more importantly, got the hang of stopping herself! She was independently riding back and forth around the cul-de-sac!