Earlier in the summer at lunch one day my oldest child asked me if we could super glue our Volkswagen van's doors shut and start climbing in the windows like the Dukes of Hazzard. The other kids quickly chimed in, "Please,mom, please!"
I paused a while before answering them so I could choose just one of the many reasons floating through my mind as to why that would not work for us.
I said,"Do you see how high up the windows are on our van? You would need a step ladder just to even reach the windows and that would seriously take away from the Dukes of Hazzard effect you are wanting to create. I mean, did you ever see Bo or Luke Duke climb up on a step ladder to get into the General Lee?"
They thought about that for a while.
Finally my oldest said, "No, I guess not."
"Besides" I added, "the Dukes of Hazzards car was closer to the ground, that's why they could just hop on in."
Then one of them came up with the idea that maybe they could ride in their grandma's convertible next time we were in Iowa.
There we go, problem solved I thought until my daughter told me she liked the girl from the Dukes of Hazzard.
"You mean Daisy Duke?" I asked her.
"Yes." She replied.
Now we have a completely different problem to deal with.