Mama Diaries

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hot Rod Driver

I took my nine-year-old son to a pizza place for lunch today.   Inside was an arcade.

"Mama, can I play the video games?" he asked.

"Sure," I said.

He found a race car game. "I want to play this one!"

I gave him some tokens and let him go to town.  For the first run, he picked the Sonoma Valley option.  You should've seen him speed through those farm lands!  He banged into fences, plowed over a few cows, and knocked cars off the road.

"Bubba," I said when the ride was over.  "Only you could tear up cow country like that!"

He grinned.  "Can I play again?"

I nodded and gave him a few more tokens.  This time he chose the big city option.  Same thing.  He plowed into guard rails, construction vehicles, and buildings.  Then he decided to drive in a mall.  He killed a few screaming people in that place.  When he was done, he laughed.  "That was great!"

I just shook my head and led him out the door.

When we got to the car, he asked, "Mama, can I drive your car home?"

Right.  Not in a million years!

35 comments:

  1. Lol!

    I have been a driver for over twenty years and drove in various other countries too. Yet I downloaded a racing app for my Kindle Fire and keep hitting the guard rails, going off the track into the jungle and sea!

    Lol! Too funny!

    Nas

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    1. Those video games are probably pretty tricky!

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  2. LOL! And driving in real life is so much easier than driving one of those video games.

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  3. Good thing he won't get a license any time soon lol

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  4. Tell him he can drive bumper cars next.

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    1. He shouldn't do too much damage with those!

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  5. *LOL* Luckily he has a few years before he's old enough to really drive!

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    1. I hope he's a little more careful in the real world. Okay. A lot more careful!

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  6. 16 is going to come awfully fast...

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  7. LOL, I don't blame you for not trusting him with your car!

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  8. Ah now letting him drive your car is a different story altogether, Time will soon pass before he is driving himself.
    Yvonne.

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  9. I say you did the right thing by declining to let him drive your car at this time! =)

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    1. Thanks for affirming my wisdom in that decision!

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  10. Hahaha I wouldn't give him the keys just yet either... ;-)

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  11. That is so funny! Good thing no car keys are in the immediate future.

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  12. Hilarious. New generation of Fast and the Furious :)

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  13. Those poor cows and city people never had a chance. : (

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