Today Son was very good at school (after a new trend of misbehavior), so I decided to really acknowledge said good behavior in an attempt to show that listening and following rules was much more fun than the alternative. We did the hugs and kisses and calls to Daddy, and frequent discussion. Earlier I had to return something at Target, so while there I allowed Son to choose a Hot Wheels car (on sale for $.92, by the way). This wasn’t a reward, per se, but to show that boys that behave have lots more fun.
After returning home we chose to take advantage of the gorgeous weather, so Son, Dog and I went for a walk around our complex. As we passed the pool I noticed a (relatively?) new sign posted by the entrance:
“Dogs? Check. Cats? Check. Skateboards and roller skates? Check. And don’t forget those damn toy cars!”
Why Hot Wheels? Are Matchbox cars allowed? The Barbie Corvette? What did Hot Wheels ever do to them?
Then I thought that perhaps the Association had become more hip than I, so I checked the Urban Dictionary to see if “Hot Wheels” had a meaning other than die-cast metal toy cars. There are apparently a few other meanings, but since I don’t think the Association would be banning hot girls in wheelchairs nor annoying paraplegics, I can’t think of anything they could mean besides these toys.
I’d love to hear your ideas, however creative, as to why they may have been banned.
i’m not even Mentioning the interesting Capitalization Choices.