This morning, when I picked my four year old daughter up from preschool, I had to cut the steering wheel really fast to avoid hitting a truck parked in front of me. Not bad driving on my part, just a precarious parking situation in general.
When she saw/felt the car swerve, she immediately said…
KATE: Wow, it’s a good thing you didn’t hit that truck. You’d have to go to jail.
ME: No, they don’t put you in jail for having an accident like that.
KATE: They don’t?!?!
ME: Nope. I’ve been in car accidents before.
KATE: Did you go to jail?
KATE: They probably let you out because they knew you had a kid coming.
ME: No…this was way before I knew I was having you.
KATE: Huh…You don’t want to go to jail. They have HARD beds in jail.
So, the morals of the story are:
1) Don’t do anything even as minor as hit another car or you might go to jail.
2) If you do go to jail and you have a kid on the way, they might let you out.
3) The reason you don’t want to go to jail is that the beds are uncomfortable.