Some tickets are good for going to watch a movie, others are good for riding the ferris wheel. When we were little, we earned tickets by practicing our instruments, and paid 10 tickets for an ice cream treat. But the ticket we earned today isn’t good for anything!
Today only Cassia, Daddy, Mommy and I went to church because everyone else was coughing and not feeling well enough to go, so we went in our mini-van. I was reading while we were driving back from church, and all the sudden I noticed that we are pulling over on the side of the road.
I thought, "Why are we pulling over?" The thought crossed my mind that a policeman may have stopped us, but I couldn’t think why–it certainly is not Daddy’s habit to speed!
Of course, I quickly found out that a policeman (actually there were two of them : ) had stopped us! He came up and asked Daddy if he knew that the license plates were expired. No, we didn’t know that, and even worse, they had been expired for at least six months without us knowing about it!
The policemen went back to their car, and when they came back, and gave us our lovely ticket. It isn’t good for going to watch "Fireproof", or the ferris wheel, or even ice cream!!!
He also told us that since we had a carload, he would be nice and wouldn’t have our van impounded. Cassia and I said to each other later, "What?! A carload? This isn’t even half of us!!!" Maybe he meant that he couldn’t fit us all in his car : D
In a way, I suppose the ticket has it’s worth–to help us pay more attention next time, but in my opinion, the tickets for ice cream are about the best worth earning!