So, here we are! Walking on the sidewalk a block from our house.
A truck is headed towards us. In front of the truck are two kids. They look around 5 – 8 years of age.
No helmets. No sense of the truck advancing on them.
They careen from side to side. The first child passes us with a “Hi!”. She smiles. I smile. I wonder if she realizes how little weight she has in comparison to the truck.
The second child pedals by. He flicks open a cell phone. He dials someone. He begins to talk.
No helmet — no sense of impending traffic — and a cell phone to boot!
Oh, to be 8 again!!