Staying Out of Trouble
Since I was a baby, I have been keeping my family out of trouble. One time that sticks out in my mind is the time my sister Danielle and I got our dad out of a ticket. I don’t really remember this first-hand because I was only, like, a year old, but from all of the stories I've heard, it feels as if it just happened yesterday. This is how my daddy told the story to me.
My dad was picking my sister and me up from our grandma’s house after he was bowling one night. Now, believe me. If you knew my dad you would know that at one time in his life, he and my mom would bowl almost every night. So, we were lucky that he even remembered to come get usJ. Okay, back to the story. Danielle and I had fallen asleep in the car, like most babies do, when our dad got pulled over for speeding. From what I have heard, it was only one mile over; I guess I’ll never know. My dad got out of the car and the officer was looking around the car when he accidentally woke us up. I guess we made some really funny faces at him, ‘cause he couldn’t stop laughing.
My dad says that we were so cute that the officer forgot to give him his ticket. When I was little, I always asked my dad to tell me this story. I guess that’s why I remember it so well. I just thought it was so cool that I saved him a couple hundred dollars. Now, I know this is probably not the whole story, but I believed it back then because I guess I didn’t know any better.