Friday, September 26, 2008

Slow down, Man

I really like the 4K program The boy is in. They do loads of fun things that keep the kids busy and learning. This past week they had a Bike-a-Thon. The study has been about transportation and the many different ways you can travel. In honor of transportation week, the kids were allowed to bring a bike, scooter, or skates to use in the Bike-a-Thon.

The Man and I decided to let The Boy take Makenna's scooter. Reason being is because he's like lightning on the bike since he doesn't use training wheels anymore (and hasn't for a year!). He has only recently learned how to take off from the curb on his own. Stopping? Well, let's just say we hope there aren't any vehicles or brick walls around when he goes to stop. Suffice it to say he hasn't mastered that part yet.

Now the scooter is a different story. It's one of those two-wheeled razr ones that can zip like crazy. And he does. Zip like crazy. The Boy's balance is as sure footed as a mountain goat. He can ride that scooter like nobody's business. You can see our troubled thoughts from here.

Bike-a-Thon day broke and beautiful weather was our friend.

Tennis shoes- check
Helmet- check
Scooter- check

We picked the boy up at the end of the school day to find that he had gotten a speeding ticket. They have a circular drive-way in front of the school that was closed off for some wheeling fun. That Boy of ours was zipping through "traffic" like crazy. Weaving in and out and having a high time. The "police" brought that to an end and he was issued a citation and put on the curb for a couple of minutes. I can see it all going down. He's just not used to speed traps and going slow. This does not bode well for the future.

The teacher was sweet enough to send a few pictures my way of his fun filled morning. I hope you get a chuckle out of them like I did!

Zipping right along. Leaving three wheeled scooters and bikes with training wheels in the dust. See the police man in the back ground? I think they got a couple of base security to come play along.

Busted. It's cute now, but I better not see this in 12 years.

How sad is this? I bet it was like having a Harley and having it taken away and given a Pinto. No speed. No zip. No style. Still fun, though!

That's how it goes, Internets. Be careful how you zip or you might be given a ford to drive.


Pikes Pickles said...

or having a porshe and getting married and having to drive a family station wagon.
He is such a cute kid!!!

Jenn and Eric said...

Awww poor boy. He is too cute though. I can feel his fruststration though.

Denise said...

Hee! His first speeding ticket! I hope he doesn't have to go to traffic school.

Williams Family said...

Aww I have been curbed a few times myself, cause of this right foot that seems to have lead in it! I completely feel his pain!!! I hope to find a good program like that when it comes time to put Cami in a good program! Good luck avoiding future speed traps young one! If you ever make your way to HI those silly police have to drive around with a warning symbol on the top of thier patrol cars LOL!!

Get Off My Lawn! said...

I am hurt by the Ford comment. I can't live without mine. Although there do seem to be a lot of them on the side of the logging road these days. Too bad about the speeding ticket. If he'd been in a highly affordable Mustang, the cops would never have caught him.

Lishak said...

Ahhh, we are strictly Ford people too. It saddens me to know what you think of my precious fords. :(

lol, but anyway, Vitt is the cutest. That curb pic is so funny. Poor guy. So cute!

Neighbor Debbie said...

Hope, just what in heaven are you teaching that boy? See and you call me a bad influence, I only taught him to tuck and roll you taught him to speed!! shame, shame, on you LOL.

Miss Hope said...

Sorry if I insulted the Ford people out there. We're a Chevy family here. Although, Lawn, My Daddy always said Mustangs are welcomed in his yard any day of the week.

Monogram Queen said...

That is!!!

Tamra said...

ROTFLMABO (rolling on the floor laughing my ABSOLUTE butt off) Excellent blogging, madam. Watch that boy child !