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Avoidable Contact #75: How did I get a son who doesn't love cars?
By the time you read this, my 11-year-old son will have ridden perhaps 50 miles in the new 2020 McLaren GT. I'm picking him up from school tomorrow and taking him for an early dinner so we will both be free to help my photography crew get some pictures of this utterly gorgeous quarter-million-dollar metallic-blue-with-cream-interior supercar later on in the evening. I know this car is catnip for kids because about 20 different neighborhood groms came over to my house this evening to watch the doors go up and down, ooh-and-aah at the roar of the engine, poke-and-prod at the various expensive-looking controls scattered throughout the interior, and stare open-mouthed at the way the nose can lift itself to clear the breakover angle of my driveway.
Don't pick up Junior at school. Let him walk. Don't take Junior out to eat, the store, or any other event where he would have to be exposed to a car. Let Junior walk. Agree with Junior that car's are no good, then let him walk some more.