A Smile or Two From Dad
You were about 10 and you wanted to learn how to drive Tim's Go-Cart. After showing you the brake, the accelerator, and the emergency shut off, we were ready. I said "Go slow and I will run alongside". I think that bit of information never made it through those blonde curls of yours because it was pedal to the metal and hang on. I ran as fast as I could - then dived for the back of the go cart. You dragged me for about 100 yards until you ran in the ditch and hit a bump forcing your foot to come off the accelerator. I got up and was just furious until I heard your laugh and saw your smile. So, it was another lesson, and a block of wood behind the pedal, and all went well.
On Being Grounded
I think you were grounded most of last year - but, you would go to mom and ask her "If you could go to a friend's house:, and if she said "No", I would hear you coming down the steps and think "Oh No." She will come to me now and smile and I am about to lose another debate over if you could go out or if you had to stay home. It would also work the other way if I said "No" first.