Recently I started letting my 8 and 6 year old daughters walk with a friend to their dance class after school. The idea being that I don't have to run back and forth so much on Wednesdays. The thing is these kids are not natural "rule followers" and I don't trust them at all. So I went the first time to observe them. That first day they broke like eight rules during the walk as I screamed at them from my hiding place across the street. "Stay in the crosswalk!!" "No running!!" "That's a driveway! You have to stop and look!!" "NO! You can't cut through the hardware store!!" Since then I have been too stressed not to show up every Wednesday to make sure they make it safely to dance. Totally defeats the purpose of letting them walk.