Bad Boys Bad Boys
Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you?!
I got pulled up heading out of town for an RBT by a policeman from the next town over. I had said to Jaiden the day before that I’d needed to get my licence sorted as otherwise the Police man would pull me over and fine me, so understandably Jaiden was rather concerned! Not to mention he’s rather scared of Police, even the local Policeman who has told Jaiden to wave to him because he is Jaidens friend, can’t get a look in!
Whilst running my licence, I asked him if he could possibly say a quick Hi to my boy when he was done, I explained he’s on the spectrum and he has a fear of police, something that’s not ideal when I am a single parent! He told me that he had a boy on the spectrum himself so he totally understood. He walked over to the car with me, introduced himself and explained the bretholizer to Jaiden. We’d had discussions before about how drinking and driving was illegal, so it was good to have this reinforced. After I blew into it and he prompted Jaiden “So what are those numbers there”, “Zero” replies Jaiden. He asked Jaiden if he’d like the ‘straw’ and Jaiden go to pull it off the machine, it’s now sitting pride of place on his draws!
We continued on our merry way, a few km up the road Jaiden pipes up “Dad, when I am a man and I drink beers, I won’t drive my car cuz I don’t want to be in trouble”