I was driving a new car the other day…. I say ‘new’ but let me clarify; the car is new to me rather than new to the world, in fact thinking about it, the word ‘new’ is probably the wrong choice.
Any way, I was heading to pick up my two middle children and my recently turned four year old was in the car with me.
‘Which one opens the door mum?’
‘Don’t open the door!’ I said sternly, painfully aware of the fact that I wasn’t sure if there was child lock on it or not. I certainly had not put it on and I couldn’t guarantee that my husband had.
‘Yeah but which one opens the door muuuum?’ she asked impatiently.
Through the mirror I could see her stretch towards the door
‘DO NOT touch the door’ I repeated firmly.
‘You have not answered me muuuuummmm, I still don’t know which one opens the door’. I could not believe it! Was she kidding?!!!
‘DO NOT TOUCH THE DOOR!’ I said loudly. Okay, I admit, I shouted!
‘Why?’ she asked casually.
Even though she only said one word I knew she had said many more…..something along the lines of ‘get a grip mum, you are sooo dramatic, I only asked a question’. I chose to only hear the one word.
‘Because it’s dangerous. If you open the door you could fall out and hit your head on the road’ I said. Surely that would do the trick, now she would understand why opening the door was not an option.
‘No I won’t’ she piped, ‘I’m wearing my seat belt!’.
She then went on to tell me how important it is to wear a seat belt so that when the car door is opened you don’t fall out!!!
100% person. This one is a bit of a smartass, watch out!