A number of years ago, when my son was 13 and my daughter was 9, two of their friends joined them to spend a Saturday together. All six of us piled into my car to go see a movie. Of course, the kids were arguing over which one of them got a window seat and who would be stuck sitting in the middle. Their younger friend, Bobby, ended up sitting in front between my wife and myself.
Once everyone buckled up and settled down, I decided to have a little fun with Bobby. I looked at him and said, “Have you ever seen those movies where the guy is thrown out of the car through a hole in the roof?
Bobby looked at me and said, “Yeah.”
Then I hit the button to open the moonroof on our car all the way. I looked Bobby in the eye and said, “Now make sure you behave during this car ride, because I can send you right through that opening in the roof just like they do in the movies.”
He looked at me, smiled and said, “I don’t think so.”
So I pointed to the button on the stereo system in the car and said, “Whatever you do, don’t hit that button that says eject.”
Bobby sat still for the entire car ride, and my wife had a really tough time holding back laughter.
Laugh, smile, enjoy the day.
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