Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
My daddy and I like to play pretend.
I am better at pretending then he is.
But he is better at knowing things than I am. He has lived a lot longer than me so he should know some things that I don’t know.
And I play more than he does so I should be a better pretender than him.
It makes sense.
He is teaching me some of the lessons he learned from being a triathlete and ultrarunner. We are putting all those lessons here on my blog for me to have forever and ever and for other little boys and girls to learn.
Here’s a lesson:
“Judge a cyclist by the trueness of his line and the callouses on his hand.”
I think this means – you can’t fake it.
If the guy on the bicycle can’t go straight, if he or she wobbles then they aren’t really good yet.
BTW, I am learning to ride my bicycle now, and boy do I wobble!
And if a guy on a bicycle doesn’t have proof in tough hands that he or she has been on that bicycle a LOT, then they probably haven’t.
Lesson: People say they are a lot of things, that they do or have done a lot of things, but the proof is in the seeing.
Next time somebody tells you they can or have done something, tell them to show you.
I guess I’d better be ready, too!