After I had taken off Maximus' training wheels, as I was about to send him forth, I said,
"Bud, if you want to ride by yourself, you have to know that you're probably going to fall off a few times before you really get good at it. You might get a little bit hurt, some scrapes, maybe even a little blood, but I wouldn't let you do it if I didn't think you were really ready for it. If I thought there was a big chance you'd get really hurt, I wouldn't let you do it.
It's ok to cry, if you do get hurt, but what's important is that you get back on the bike."
I just love these big transitional moments.