The famil y next door has nine children and I think the oldest is possibly ten or eleven. I wrote about them in The "kids" on the Block back on May 2 2007. GREAT family!
The exciting news is that the oldest has gotten a two wheel bicycle that in the USA would be considered a beginner bicycle. Since this is his first, that's ok, except his legs are way longer and so his knees stick out like a grasshopper's legs do......you know what I mean?
Yesterday I looked out the living room window that has a vista forever and I saw something "careening" down the dirt road and it was the "kid"! When I say careening, I'm not exaggerating. Now if you could see this "road" which is a term I use very, very loosely because it has boulders sticking out of it and craters in it from the rain...........you would understand that I held my breath til he got to the bottom. He did it over and over and over again. Each time I held my breath and prayed he wouldn't hit a rock and go "careening" down the cliff into the presa or worse.............Lordy, now I know why God gave kids to young people............
The "kid" was having a blast, of course, and I must admit, I did smile to myself and realize he had NO fear!