Click it or Ticket
I am one of those drivers who has never been given a ticket.
I’ve also never Netflix and Chilled but that’s another blog for another day.
This has always been something that when given the chance, I shout into the universe proudly. Well all of a sudden the universe has decided to team up with my son to change all of that.
About a week or so ago we are leaving our neighborhood pool/splash pad on out way home when I come to a stop sign.
As I’m sitting there waiting for a car to pass I see movement out of the corner of my eye. I pretty much know, Sawyer has once again taken it upon himself to remove his seat belt.
I swear that everything happens in a flash!
Sawyer turns around and kneels to look out the window because something has caught his attention. I go to get on to him and pull over when I see the tell, tell sign of red and blue flashing lights. It quickly becomes clear that the something that caught his attention was an officer driving behind us.
I’m instantly upset and disappointed all at once because Sawyer is fully aware that we wear seat belts to keep us safe in case there should be a wreck.
Also because I always imagined that when I had my first run in with a police I’ll look like a decent human and not have empty juice boxes, Cheerios and Pirate’s Bootys thrown everywhere.
I pull to the side of the road and Mr. Officer comes strolling up to my car “Ma’am I pulled you over because he isn’t buckled in which I could see as I was sitting behind you at the stop sign “. Before I even have the chance to launch into my plea Sawyer is attempting to climb over the seat to inquire if I shall be receiving a ticket.
He gives a little chuckle and walks off to make sure I’m not a wanted criminal. He comes back shortly to explain how I’m only getting a warning and I need to be more aware of his safety! I thank him and quickly exit the car to buckle Sawyer back into his seat.
At this point he thinks it is the greatest thing that we were pulled over and tells me how he’s going to tell daddy! Fast Forward to last night as I’m diving home and once again I get pulled over. Sawyer is attempting to inform this police officer about the last police officer and I’m being let off with another warning.
Well universe Sawyer will soon have a nice new seat belt buckle guard (thanks Amazon!) and I’m still ticket free!!