Does this sound familiar? "You can't go outside looking like that - what if you got hit by a car?" or "Wear clean underpants. You may end up in an ambulance."
My mother and grandmother and aunts all said similar things, and I listened. So yesterday, I was in my car, in my pyjamas and no underwear, heading to the train station to pick up Thing One. And all I can think is, I need to drive carefully... what if I get hit by a car and end up in an ambulance.
Remind me never to do that to someone I care about.