I almost felt like a father today
I'm 19. I have a while till i get the real feeling, but today, I think I think I got close to that proud feeling of seeing your kid blossom.
One of my best friends from highschool called me last night and said he bought a bike. I was so proud of him because he was doing it for the right reasons, you'll know what i'm takling about in the next line
He bought a 1976 Yamaha 360. It ran him 500 bucks, I'm not sure how much of that its worth, but I rode it home for him. Its definitely my first time riding what should have been a starter ibke. its so forgiving, and plain whimpy, but needless to say, I KNOW he'll have a shitload of fun on it for a good while from now.
Well, we got to his house, and went to a part of his subdivision thats still iln development, and his dad and I watched him take his baby steps into teh joys of 2 wheelin. Its a crude bike, and its probably been sitting for a while, but man, I felt like my roses were finally bloomin, ya know? after a few times, he figured out he was stalling because he was starting in second, and he started getting starts right down! Then he turned around in teh street to come back to us. I was scared, first timers takign off, not much clutch control, lofting the front wheel, and turning = bad.... well he made it! after that, he got the starts really well!
Overall, I think it was a very comfy position, and a good starter bike. crude, and probaly terrible for stopping etc, I'm sure he'll be cautious with it, and i'll have teh chance up in lansing next year to watch him get better and better, and pay under 10 bucks for a tank... yay!
thanks for reading. and kawigirl, i thought about you when i wrote this, just because i just read your post, but taking care of kids has its ups and downs... smile and keep on chuggin!