Shortly after giving up the aspiration of being an astronaut, Jacob latched onto wanting to be a motorcycle man when he grows up. No amount of persuading can convince that he can do something else along with that...it's not enough, apparently, to just drive your motorcycle to work!
My mom was able to arrange a motorcycle ride for him for his birthday! Her employer has been a family friend for years, and her employers husband has a very nice BMW Dakar dual-sport (that name means nothing to me. I'm just parroting back info, here). And Rusty was more than happy to have an excuse to have to get the bike out and take a ride before winter!
I was able to find a helmet on freecycle...doesn't fit the best, but we're in general going for "costume" use here! Rebecca's friend had given her the leather jacket from her little boy, and he's wearing his motorcycle t-shirt underneath it all!
We were worried he would be nervous about riding with Rusty, as he hasn't spent that much time with him before. But he was one eager boy to climb up on that bike!
My five year old. *sigh*