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Monday, February 07, 2005


I saw this story today and it immediately reminded me of my oldest nephew. A 4 year old in Sand Lake, MI, a small town about 20 miles north of Grand Rapids, left his apartment at about 1:30 AM on Friday morning. He got into his mother's car and drove it to the video store which is about 1/4 mile from his house. He couldn't reach the gas pedal, but he was able to put it into drive and idled it to the video store. When he saw that the video store was closed, he drove back home. A police officer saw the car slowly weaving back without lights to the apartment and thought it was a car that had been left running at a gas station. He turned his lights on when the car struck two parked cars. The boy then backed up and hit the police car. His mother was unaware that her son was even up, let alone driving her car. Neither the boy nor the mother were charged with anything. This reminds me of my nephew Alexander because of an incident that happened almost a year ago when he was three. It was an afternoon and everyone was napping. Alexander woke up and crawled out of his crib. He then left his room, went downstairs into the kitchen, got a chair to get into a childproof cabinet, and got the car keys. He then got down, unlocked the garage door and went into the garage. He opened the garage door, unlocked the car door and got in. He put the key in the ignition and turned it and luckily freaked out when the car started. My sister heard him crying and ran down to find him crying in the car. His parents have now taken to hiding the keys where he won't find them despite the fact that the incident likely scared him enough that he probably won't do it again. (Hopefully)

Music: The Go in the Go-For-It by Grandaddy
Book: Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Iraq: February - 9
Total - 1449


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