Fast forward 365 days, give or take a few, & my how things have changed. Every house on the block is occupied & everyone knows to watch out for the South boys. (of course, we don't allow them to play in the road without supervision--actually, they don't play out front without one of us out there with them). Not only are they able to get their bikes & scooters out and ride them in our cul-de-sac but they can now load up in their handy dandy Ford F150 & take off for the pool.
They LOVE their F150 & so do Justin and I. A friend of ours was was looking to get rid of theirs so we scooped it up for the boys. I figured it would make a great birthday present for Kaden but who was I kidding? I couldn't possibly wait 3 months before letting him see it or drive it--& we didn't. Night one, it came out.
Night two, they rode it down to the pool & they haven't looked back. Kaden, of course, is driver & Logan sits in the passenger seat fixing his mirror or changing the radio station. Every once in awhile Kaden will take off a little too quickly for his liking and he has to reach up and hold onto his hat...
Although Kaden likes to be the one behind the wheel, he will still slide over and let someone else take a turn but you better believe his hands are right there on the wheel helping steer and he insists that they go SLOW not FAST like him. & I would agree with him, its pretty difficult to keep up when its pedal to the metal & Logan is behind the wheel.
Please note--the pool is about 3 blocks from our home. Kaden is not allowed to drive his truck their without stopping at pre-determined locations and waiting for us to catch up. He is not allowed to cross the street without us standing in the middle & watching for traffic. He doesn't drive on the main road of our subdivision, he takes it to the sidewalk. & if he doesn't listen to the rules, the keys (well, battery in this case) will be taken away. So far so good.