It’s never too early to start training for your law enforcement career, as this mom discovered on a should’ve-been normal trip to the laundromat:
“We're at the laundromat when my daughter is not quite three and her baby brother is not quite one. It's crowded. Thankfully, I only had four loads. The baby slept through most of it, and she sat and played quietly with her toy — partly because I had bribed her with the promise of a quarter for the prize machine if she was good.
"I carry the laundry out to the car, pick up my son's carrier and hand her the quarter. She pops open the little ball the machine drops when she turns the crank, and the 'prize' turns out to be a tiny black plastic pistol. She spins on her heels, flowered dress twirling and dark curls bouncing, and settles into a straddle-legged stance, both hands gripped around the tiny inch-long gun in a perfect FBI-approved teacup hold.
"‘Put your hands on the car!’ she bellows at the other laundromat patrons. ‘I said, PUT YOUR HANDS ON THE CAR!! DO IT!!! NOWWWW!!!’
"She watched way too much ‘Cops’ with her daddy...”
— Mom of a 3-year-old and 1-year-old