Plus he was just so used to his other one.
So after a few tries, he abandoned it for his smaller one. For months. Sigh.
I was just a tad disappointed but decided he'd hopefully come around in time. We talked about it off and on.
"I'll ride it when I'm 7 and three-quarters," he told me. Okay, well at least we had a goal date in mind.
The other day he made a realization about his small bike. It was starting to cause him issues. Only one hand-brake worked and not all that well. It seemed like he was crashing a lot (nothing major, just he's so big for it!).
So out of the blue he said, "I'm going to try my new bike."
As he zipped by, he said, "These brakes are amazing!"
Last night he told me at least twice, "Thank you so much for this bike. It's amazing. I love it."
After 7 months, he came to the conclusion all on his own that he was ready for it. He has such a sense of accomplishment about that.
It's hard to give them time and space to figure out new things, but I think a lot of times it's worth it.