I had just picked up the boys from day care, and we were headed home. I was stopped in the left lane at a red light when a semi pulled up in the right lane and proceeded to turn right. This is what I hear from the backseat:
Logan: Mommy! What is the truck doing?
Logan: Mommy, the light is red! Tell him to stop!
Me having no clue how to explain a "right on red" rule: I can't. I guess he's just being a bad driver.
Logan: He has to stop! The light is red!
Me: He's already turned. Don't worry about it.
Logan: But the light was red!
This went on for at least two more minutes before he finally dropped it.
END SCENE ONE
We were coming up on the same stop light as the previous day, and as I went through the interesection the light turned yellow. Of course I kept going. From the back seat I hear:
Logan: Mommy! Slow down!
Me: What? Why?
Logan: Mommy, that light was orange. You need to slow down!
Me unable to explain the "point of no return" rule: It's okay. I can drive through the light when it is yellow.
Logan: But Mommy, yellow means slow down and stop for the red light.
Me: I know, but I had time to drive through still.
Logan: No! You have to slow down. Yellow means slow down!
This went on for at least five more minutes before he dropped it.
Clearly this means I will have nothing to worry about when he turns sixteen and starts driving his own car right? RIGHT????