It seems only natural that a preschooler's love for trains, planes, and automobiles might extend to a fascination with real cars and how they work. But last night's story of a 4-year-old who managed to start his mother's car and drive away has us frantically searching for new places to hide our car keys!
Police reported that the boy managed to unbuckle his car seat belt and jump into the driver's seat when his mother stepped out to make a phone call. He put the car in gear and drove off, crossing into oncoming traffic. The car flipped over and landed back on its tires — but the boy kept going! Eventually he crashed into some trees, thankfully without hurting anyone, and sustaining only minor injuries himself. And we thought we'd seen it all with the 5-year-old hit-and-run suspect.
Do your kids like to pretend-drive the family car?