One afternoon last weekend, Justin and I found ourselves in Burbank running a few errands before going to a comedy show. As we were walking down the street, I realized that we were in front of the door leading to the Burbank Jail. Justin wasn’t paying attention because he was walking while playing with my iPad. (He was multi-tasking.)
We were only there for a few seconds when Justin took notice of the police car that stopped next to us. Two officers got out of their car and they escorted the person from the back of their car through the door marked ‘Entrance.’
Justin waited until the door was closed before asking me the following question: “Daddy? Why is that man going to jail?”
Without missing a beat, I replied, “That’s what happens when you don’t finish your school work.”
I could see the blood drain from his face. Once he realized I was kidding, he laughed…and probably breathed a huge sigh of relief!