Double Whopping Parenting Fail: Dad Lets His 9-Year-Old Drive His Ferrari And Mom Films It
My dad was a New York City firefighter and every year at Christmas time his employers would have a big party at the firehouse. All the kids would be invited and would be allowed to climb all over the fire trucks. We would all take turns sitting in the front cab so we could grab the steering wheel and pretend we were driving around. I thought it was so cool, but after reading about a father in India letting his 9-year-old son drive his Ferrari, I think it would have been much cooler of my mad to let me take the fire truck for a spin around the block. Then again, maybe not.
As a special treat for his son’s ninth birthday, Mohammed Nisham of the southern Indian state of Kerala let him take a drive around the neighborhood in his sports car. After a video was posted online of his son’s joyride, the authorities were contacted and Nisham was charged with endangering the life of a child and allowing a minor to drive. He posted bail, which was the equivalent of $92, and was released.
The boy’s mother (who reportedly filmed the joyride) doesn’t think the whole thing is a big deal. She bragged about her son’s driving skills just as any other mother would brag about her son scoring a goal in a soccer game:
“I am proud of him. He’s been driving since he was 5,” said his mother, Amal Nisham.
Since he was five? I guess they skipped right over the bike with training wheels.
“It was his ninth birthday, and since he was insisting for months, we allowed him to drive the Ferrari. He is a cautious and confident driver,” “It’s not easy for a child to achieve such a feat at this young age,” she said.
Now these parents are in a real pickle. What do they do for their son’s 10th birthday? Ice cream and a clown just isn’t going to cut it.