As we were walking from the library through the parking lot, I gave the wee ones my usual lecture about dangers of the parking lot.
We talk about how we need to hold an adult’s hand and always look both ways before crossing. I’ve tried starting to add the bit about how if a car has a stop sign, you can sort of look to make sure they’re slowing down and then proceed. As long as you’re holding an adult’s hand.
The wee ones know the dangers of being hit by a car, and they excitedly shout them out to me — ok, excitedly is probably the wrong word to use here.
You might get hit by a car!
Something might get broken….
You might die!
You might never be able to ride your bike again!
And then Little Miss turns to me — oh so seriously — But, Mommy, if I were in the middle of the street and a car was coming towards me and would hit me, I would just twirl around in a circle and then spin a web at the car.
And what exactly would that do, Sweetheart?
It would stop the car. And then it wouldn’t hit me. She looked at me like I was nuts for even having to ask. *sigh*
Yeah… as much as I love to encourage the imagination of the wee ones, I think it’s time to start reining hers in. Just a little.