The Bumpers Are Working

TireWe were driving in my car when My Four Year Old announced.  “Well, we know the bumpers are working.”

“What bumpers?” I asked, confused.

“The bumpers on your car.” she said.

Even more confused, I said, “How do you know the bumpers are working?”

“Because you can hear them.” she replied in a voice like I was being silly.

“What do my bumpers sound like?” I asked.


“Daddy,” she said in an exasperated voice, “they sound like they always do.  They’re making the bumpers sound.”

“What exactly do you think the bumpers are?” I asked.

“They’re the part of your wheel that touches the bumps in the road.” she said.