The other day A was faced with a challenging (though not life threatening) situation and she knew what to do, which in my opinion is pretty darn cool. She had a show to perform at and her friend was coming to pick her up and give her a ride. It's been pretty cold lately and our driveway is a sheet of ice. Consequently, when said friend came over, he wasn't aware of the conditions and slid out and down a small embankment. Not a dangerous situation because the incline is slight, but a nuisance because it's a challenge getting out. We've been there, done that, so we know what to do, and clearly A learned from the experience.
First off, she knew to tell her friend to stop gunning the engine because when the tires are slipping, it only makes it worse. She then got the bucket of sand and covered the ice, got behind the wheel and had him push, and before they knew it, they had managed to get the car back on the road.
I think it's very cool that she knew how to handle the situation. I'm proud of her, but then again, I shouldn't be that surprised, she's a pretty cool kid.
Until the next time, thanks for reading, and thanks to Brandi for the pic.