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!!