(Yes I’m humming the Cars song. How old am I?? Sheesh…)
Jack: Why do all the stupid people in the world drive everywhere??
me: Watch it with the S-word mister.
Jack: Sorry. It’s killing the earth. Why don’t you walk to the grocery store?
me: Still on this topic? We drive to get to places that are too far to walk.
Jack: The grocery store is only like 2 miles away, and you can walk more than that.
me: With 5 bags of groceries on my back and melted ice cream running down my legs?
Jack: Just borrow a shopping cart, they won’t mind.
me: Really. That’s your best idea?
Jack: We shouldn’t drive anywhere, just play at home and forget school and all that.
Jack: I think I can start your car with this magnifying glass, it’s small enough. Or my diary key. (It’s NOT a diary it’s a journal!!)
me: Don’t put anything in the ignition. You’ll break it.
Jack: Then I’ll make a key.
me: I said no.
me: I thought you were worried about cars ruining the earth, so why do you want to drive at all?
Jack: I don’t. I just want to start your car and hide it so YOU can’t drive it anymore.