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This morning on the radio they were talking to the Chief of Police @ Sands Lake. Apparently there is no punishment, they are just thankful no injuries were caused. Personally I think its bad parenting if your 4 year old can leave the house at wee hours of the night/ morning without you knowing. They might be best off straping that kid to the bed next time.
 

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Unbelievable!!!! My first thought was, is this child normally like this? Is he a "bad" kid that is always getting into things? If so I would deadbolt that [email protected] doors.

My kid is no angel!! He does do things such as go out the house without me (when we are getting ready to go away) or even when he "wants to see the snow" he will open the door and go out. This freaks me out which is why we DEADBOLT the doors at night. I am always afraid that he will wake up before us and just take it upon himself to go outside! I hope the mommy does some things to prevent this from happening again. I am just glad the little boy didn't get hurt. :hug:
 

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Sand Lake is a tiny little town in Northern MI. Prolly 100 or so population, it's not even really a town. I used to ride my 4wheeler there back in the day, there is a trailhead there to the huge Huron nat'l forest trail system there. That being said, there is almost no traffic, no one around, and there is like 2 stores. I think if any place is ideal for letting a 4 year old drive on your lap, it would be there. Not condoning, just saying its a ghost town.
 

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Yeah I heard he would idle the car until he hit snow then he would jump on the floor and hit the gas. Then jump back up on the seat to see and steer!


Pretty smooth for a 4 year old!!
 

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Many years ago when my niece was 5 years old, she wanted to go into town and my sister told her no. After the usual fighting and crying we thought she had given up. It was quiet and we thought she was playing. She came through the back door with these huge eyes and kept repeating, "It won't go, it just won't go." We didn't know what she was talking about until I looked out the patio door. It was late April and had been raining heavily and she had gotten her mother's car started and pulled it through the driveway and had it buried to the axles in the back yard. It was bottomed out and we could barely get the doors open. She had decided to go to town by herself if her mother wasn't going to take her. I had to get the tractor and almost buried it trying to pull the car out. I completely understand how this mother feels...that's why I have alarms on all my doors and the fridge...if one of them tries to open a door they aren't supposed to, I know about it. :lol:
 

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:rofl: Gotta admit... pretty smart kid!


I remember when I was a kid, I started driving around when I was about 6-7. My parents had just gotten a new 1989 Nissan hardbody pickup, 5 speed. We lived waaaaay out in a seriously rural country area, all gravel roads, and my parents used to let my sister and I drive up and down the roads (with supervision, of course). I usually drove the truck, and my sister drove my dads Econoline van. One morning I woke up real early and went out and moved the truck from the garage out in front of the house. My dad comes home later and asks my mom if she went into town this morning. She says 'no, why?'. He's like, 'uhh..cuz the truck is in front of the house'. She looks out, then looks at me with that :wtf: look, hahahah. I still don't remember how I reached the pedals, I think I just put the seat all the way forward and sat on the edge. Somehow though I was able to get going and shift and everything, though I don't think I ever got past 2nd or 3rd gear. Ahhh fun times
 

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Damn. Thats all I can say about it.
 
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