Let me tell you about what happened this morning. So, we went down to the car to drive off to work. We go off to work as a family – Adeline and Seth, my wife and son – often fetch me off to the office. We have breakfast together, I go off to work, and they go off to go about their day with errands or classes for Seth, etc.
So, we got into the car this morning and Adeline turned the key and the engine just choked. It made that little squeaking sound that engines make – the electric starter, actually – when the battery is out of juice. So, the battery was out of juice and the car wouldn’t start. I looked up at the ceiling light and the ceiling light was on. And then we started saying, “who left the light on?” And Seth owned up – with some trepidation, I must admit – he said that he left the light on because he was trying to stick some stickers in the car last night and he needed the light on. He turned on the light and left it in the on position, so the battery was out of juice this morning.
I told him that it was, yes, definitely annoying, but that I was glad that he confessed and he told the truth – which was a bold step, a moral step, the right thing to do. It showed character, it showed leadership. So, I was very proud of him for that.
So, here we are in the morning and I need to go off the office and the engine wouldn’t start – which was a bad thing. And then I found that the light was left on, which was an annoyance. And then Seth told the truth and took responsibility for his actions, which was a really great thing. And then we got the battery fixed. We called our mechanic who came after some time and helped us to jumpstart the battery and then the car was running fine. So, it wasn’t a big thing. But anyway, we got it fixed. And after we got it fixed, we went to have some early lunch together and then off to the office with me.
So, mixed feelings, right? That’s what my cousin said, when I told her the story. Mixed feelings. Our days are like that. W…