Originally Posted by satkye
Sounds like the 9 year old gets to now ride in the trunk.
It actually was an accident. He was getting out of the car and caught his foot underneath the edge. Actually for a family with two children our cars are super clean. I guess it goes with being a car guy, but my children know the expectation that we keep it like dad likes it or there's H to pay. Somehow I expect when they get to adulthood and have their own vehicles they will look a lot like mine. My oldest son's kindergarten teacher said it best when she told me, "if it's important to you, it will be important to him." She was talking about school behavior, but her insight fits in so many other ways as well.