Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
2 years, 10 months.
You can now correctly identify Ford Mustangs from across any intersection.
I didn’t teach you that- how did you learn that?
As we pulled into the school parking lot today, I remembered that one of your teachers, Ms. Debbie, owns a Mustang- so I parked next to it so you could see one up close.
You proudly posed for your picture next to it.
“She drives a Mustang racecar? We go to the race? I want to see Ms. Debbie race,” you told me.
When we got inside, I explained to Ms. Debbie that you believe she is a racecar driver.
It was a classic moment for me, getting to relate that hilarious information to her.
She was flattered… I think.
Then when I came to pick you up at the end of the day, I saw another Mustang convertible in the parking lot.
I had totally forgotten that another one of your teachers, Ms. Chastity, also drivers one too!
You didn’t know what to think after learning that…
Two of your teachers are racecar drivers, because, after all:
All Mustangs are racecars, therefore the people who drive them are automatically racecar drivers who compete in races.
Even now, I’m afraid to disappoint you by making the truth clear about your teachers and their Mustangs.
I’d rather you just believe that two of your teachers race each other each weekend at the Nashville Speedway.
As I parked the car at our house this afternoon, I reminded you that you have a blue toy Mustang with all your other cars in our living room.
“I do?!” you answered, very surprised.
Needless to say, you had a very exciting and pleasant dinner tonight, with your Mustang accompanying you.
I am going to be amazed if you don’t end up becoming a major car enthusiast.
It really makes me curious what you’ll have for your first car.
Well, we still have another 13 years to figure that out.
Until then, you keep doing your research. Who knows?
Maybe you’ll end up driving (and therefore, racing) a Mustang!
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