It happened. Kael turned 13. There is now a teenager in our house and another cargo bike in our family. Read the rest of this entry >>
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When he sent me these two photos, I was emotionally struck. You see, that little blue bike is Kael’s first two-wheeler. Seeing the little blue bike cut up, solidified what I already knew–my first born is growing up. He has not used that blue bike since he was 3 or 4. Read the rest of this entry >>
Teenagers and Rituals
In America, we lack rituals, rites of passage, ways to celebrate the change of time and the adoption of increased freedoms and responsibilities. We have the usual driver’s license, cigarette purchasing, and lawful drinking, but nothing before that which we share as a country. Of greater loss, we don’t have a passage for kids that is healthy and not connected to some age-getting vice.
March 22, 2013 is my son’s 13th birthday. He will officially be a teen. I will pass on to him the keys to a U-Lock, and his very own, freedom creating, cargo bike from Tom LaBonty. Tom LaBonty (Tom’s Cargo Bikes) has taken on the project to build my son’s Cargo Flyer.