I am extremely proud of my son, Emmett, who has been working on uni’ing for about a year now. He’s somewhat noodly when it comes to his core muscles (in fact, his kindergarten teacher recommended OT last year, which I undertook myself), so it was quite an accomplishment that he rode 24 revs this evening on his 16" uni! I think that unicycling will do wonders for his core muscles – much more effective than OT in his case because his issues are so minor. Also, uni’ing is a lot more fun than occupational therapy work!
Emmett’s timing was a bit off for the uni convention last week. Had he mastered it just a few weeks earlier, he could have competed in the races instead of cheerleading for his sister and me. But watch out for Michigan – he’ll be in great form by then!
When we got home from our ride, his 2yo sister picked up his uni and pushed it around the house. We’d better get her a unicycle soon – she’s going to be the youngest of all to learn, I’m sure!
Dave, that is so cool. Emily has been showing a ton of interest since NAUCC. She is actually sitting on it all by herself and trying to balance in place. She asked me to take her outside this evening and work with her in the driveway. I hope to make a similiar thread soon.
It is really exciting to watch one of your offspring ride down the way on a unicycles. It’s a keeper for the memory records. You stand or jump and holler as they wiggle there way down the path. It’ exciting for everyone!!
I loved watching my 8 year old do the same thing recently.
I think Abby had her unicycle about 6 months before she “launched into the abyss” outside the North Bend gyms at NAUCC/Unicon in 2002. She was still barely 5 and was an official rider right after she turned 6 that August.