My Musings on Life, "Ask Amanda" Kid Advice
Amanda is always full of fun musings on life. This is her column for kid advice.
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Amanda always takes her seat-belt off while I'm stopped on the street waiting to pick up the after-school kids. One of the elementary schools is no big deal, the other one is a busy city street. Policemen and Crossing Guards direct cars there.
Amanda: "What? That policeman saw me, and I didn't get arrested."
Mommy: "What if we have an accident?"
Amanda: "We're stopped."
Mommy: "Well, if a car doesn't see us stopped on the street and runs into the back of us, you'll go flying thru the window. You could get whiplash or even die! What would I do with your Christmas presents if you died?"
Amanda: "Put them on my carving stone at the cemetery."
You know how people live on golf courses? We live like that on a cemetery garden. In the Spring, Hispanics gather to remember a slain country singer who escaped to America to flee would-be murderers.
I don't know the particulars, but they found him and then murdered him in a small town near our house. His gravestone is over 6' tall and nestled behind the trees in our backyard. They bring him gifts, play music, and even have picnics.
I can only assume that is how she formed this silly hypothesis.
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