We were outside riding bikes yesterday, and Nate turns around and looks at the (humongous) handle on the back of his bike and says, "let's take that off, mama!" It is a little goofy looking, I think to myself. But I'm not ready to take it off. He's not ready to be without it, I reassure myself. He still needs my help every so often, doesn't he? He is getting so big! So Independent. Don't you love the book hanging out of the little back compartment. Of course, the book he has to bring everywhere with him has to be the one that is 24x18 long!
Happy Fourth of July everyone. Here is to the Independence our forefathers fought so hard for us to have! Today and all days, remember that that independence does not come for free. Stay involved in your community and government. And know that you're making a difference. It is our hope that our children learn to do the same.