Like his parents, grandson Lucas makes the Energizer Bunny look lazy. Unlike his parents, his first eight years have been uniquely "gifted." Beside playing soccer and lacrosse in Raleigh (with away games in Philadelphia and Williamsburg), he's surfed waves along the coast of Mexico and skied in the Alps. (yes, the Alps) When he completed second grade last spring with almost perfect grades, he was voted "Most Athletic." Can this third grade Charles Atlas make grandparents tired? You bet, but this summer he taught us the secret of bounce-back-ability. Here it is.
Photo by Evelyn Horn
A grandson is like a sponge. He absorbs all your strength and leaves you limp. But give him a squeeze and you get it all back.