It helps that we live in a reasonably quiet area, and that I could see them until the turned onto the actual road that their friend lives on. The kids loved it because it gave them the exhilarating feeling of independence that kids hunger for. Of course, they forgot to call us, even in lieu of the fact that I reminded them constantly, much to their irritation. We ended up calling over there, even though we knew everything would be fine. It’s just a parental neurosis thing.
It just goes to show you, kids will be kids. Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to OldOnliner for the pic.