The scooter luge. by Lisa O'Brien | August 13, 2012 | 9 comments Sometimes we have to throw caution to the wind. Flip flops, bare knees and elbows, a steep driveway: enter the scooter luge. Ski helmets? Check. Mismatched summer shoes? Check. No knee or elbow pads? Check. 9 Comments jenn on August 13, 2012 at 6:53 pm LOVE THIS! the real question of the day…… how many WHEELS are in the O”Brien garage. Lisa O'Brien, lifeyum on August 13, 2012 at 10:17 pm Jenn: I hold my breath as they luge down the driveway! Wheels; we’ve got ’em — as you’ve seen…lots of hand-me-downs keep us rolling. 🙂 djmalop on August 13, 2012 at 8:10 pm What could possibly go wrong?? lol looks fun tho! Lisa O'Brien, lifeyum on August 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm Obsessive Mom therapy at work! Come on over, LD…we’ll suit you up. kailakai on August 14, 2012 at 11:20 am Love it! You brought me back to my own childhood! I don’t think we used helmets back then…and come to think of it, I’m not sure we even wore our shoes! Thank you for this light-hearted post! Lisa O'Brien, lifeyum on August 14, 2012 at 4:50 pm I can totally see you, Gail, wild and free — look, Ma, no hands! Some days call for a little lift and lightness; yesterday was one of those days. xo marysparacinobortel on August 15, 2012 at 8:09 pm Cute! I remember one day when all 4 of my kids were still pretty young, the youngest probably about 5 at the time, and we got all suited up to go ride bikes. I was like mamma duck with her ducklings following…then not even two minutes into the ride I got too close to some bushes and drove right into them, falling over and off my bike! The kids sure thought that was funny! I say, enjoy the time you have…it flys by! Lisa O'Brien, lifeyum on August 15, 2012 at 11:13 pm I can picture it (in an understanding, been-there-recently kind of way) and can imagine the laughs your jaunt into the bushes provided. It’s nice when we laugh together and relate in that way, too, rather than always being the heavy, i.e. suiting everyone up, reminding to eat the veggies, and riding about homework. Thanks, Mary. 🙂 marysparacinobortel on August 15, 2012 at 11:39 pm Right on!