May 29, 2018

Tools For Parenting: Running In Place

I took my son, Jason, with me to Dick's Sporting Goods when he was about 10.

While we were there I stepped up on a treadmill with both hands in my pockets, just looking at it.

He turned it on.

Boom! I went crashing through the store knocking all kinds of stuff down.

It only hurt for a minute.

Jason was scared to death. He thought I was going to beat his ass. I kept letting him think it as the store employees helped me up and the manager started lavishing me with coupons for free stuff.

I marched Jason back outside to my truck, got in, and busted out laughing as we drove away. Poor kid was about to pee his pants.

Then we went to his favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner.