My 16 year old was with me as we ran errands the other day. We passed a couple of guys in a parking lot who were mounting their very shiny, pretty motorcycles.
"That's what I'm going to get some day..," my boy proclaimed.
I gave him the stink eye and said,"Oh, please don't..."
"Look how cool they are, and you can get a really great one for not much money."
"But sweetie, they are so dangerous. The money won't matter when you have a head injury or lose a leg."
"No worries," he replied,"I'll wear a helmet so I won't get a head injury and if I lose a leg, no big deal. You get around fine."
Oh great. You try to show your kids how to overcome adversity and instead it warps their sense of reality.
I reallyreallyreallyreally hope he was kidding.