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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."

Mommy:  Speechless.


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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Lora Langston
Lora Langston

Lora is a homeschooling mom, writer, creator of Kids Creative Chaos, and Director of the Play Connection.

7 comments:

  1. That first part is funny. Matt bounces around the car til we almost reach the policeman(because prior to that he says the policeman can't see him) and then he hurries to his seat and buckles up, on the days the policeman isn't there we have a battle of wills.

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  2. Ha-ha! Amanda has no fear - she waves at him from the front seat! At least Matt tries to hide breaking the law :-)

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  3. Wow, kids say the darndest don't they!! LOL!!

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  4. My mom would make us get out of the car and she'd creep alongside us as we walked. "No seatbelt, no ride" was her motto.
    As we got older and could ride the bus to school (the school district provided Metro bus passes to reduce their bus expenses!) my mom would charge us for rides to school. If the seatbelt came off, we were charged for a second ride!
    And a few times she'd intentionally slam the brakes to make my brother go rocketing forward to teach him a lesson.
    I think they need to invent seatbelts with fingerprint recognition!

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