What’s the craziest thing you did as a kid?

The question in the headline above is asked by New York Times Learning Network staff editor Jeremy Engles in writing about a five year-old driving a car on a highway headed for California.

The young driver of the SUV swerved on the freeway at about 32 miles per hour when a trooper for the Utah Highway Patrol spotted and pulled him over.The trooper said the boy was sitting on the front edge of the seat “so that he could reach the brake pedal.” It was not clear how well he could see through the windshield. The trooper helped the child to put the car into park position and to shut it down. The boy explained that he left home after an argument with his mother, according to the Highway Patrol.

“She told him she would not buy him a Lamborghini,” the Highway Patrol said in a tweet. “He decided to take the car and go to California to buy one himself.”

Engles of The Times asks his readers to think about this question (and so do we ask of you):
“”What’s the craziest thing you did as a kid? Vividly describe what happened, including what you were thinking — or not thinking — at the time. Were you aware at the time how crazy, risky or dangerous your actions were? How did your parents or guardians react? Did you get caught or get in trouble? Tell us your story.”

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