The kids are learning to ride bikes like Dutch people. With confidence, in the street, without hands, carrying groceries, etc. etc. They just love the extra freedom that they have here. Third graders will ride their bikes a couple of miles to school BY THEMSELVES!
Someone mentioned to me that it takes about six months to leave all of the American phobias behind. It feels a bit like how I grew up. More ability to roam, more time outside, and more time to figure things out as a kid. We have not added too many extras to our schedule just yet. I am sure our lives will become more complicated, but right now we are enjoying all the quiet Wassenaar provides.
Oh and you don’t have to look too hard, but Rebecca has lost another tooth. It is amazing she can eat anything at all…