The people up the street with kids who are Tyler's age got their boys a motorcycle/motorbike for passing 2nd grade. The boys are going at least 20mph on it, they passed my CAR!! Of course no helmet (OK has no helmet law for motorcycle), but they have cool gloves to wear!! I think I am glad she won't let them play with children not of their religion. If they end up in my end of the street with that (we live on gravel) I will have a cow. And I am sure that they will be hurt, dad works all the time (no choice, they ahve 5 kids and she is preg again) and Mom just can't supervise them all. Why, why why would you buy an 8 or 9 year old something like that?? While it is sized for them, it clearly is sooo dangerous (esp because they live on the corner and the other road has a 45mph speed limit!!). Sigh.