Kids do the darnedest things, don’t they? They grow up so fast, and if their parents are lucky, they’ll be excited to take over tasks that have become mundane to adults. Brandi Glanville is banking on this with her two sons (and let’s be honest, “bonus mom” LeAnn Rimes likely is too). She’s already got her boys trying new things that they no doubt find to be super cool when the rest of us are way over it…like pumping gas.
I remember being fifteen and having my dad show me how to pump gas because I was clueless. At the time, the lesson was much more exciting than the one about changing a flat tire or checking the oil…both of which I had to sit through (and master) before I was given the keys. However, the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is going all out, allowing her twelve-year-old son to be responsible for filling up her car (this one??) with gas. Of course, I would imagine that with Brandi there is less supervision and more pretending to be Jessica Tandy in a scene from Driving Miss Daisy.
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After a recent gas pumping debacle involving one of her boys, the reality star shared the humorous event with her followers on social media. Brandi tweeted, “So Mason my 12 yr old pumped my gas for me this morning -just got back to my place from school drop off and I don’t have any gas…”
Listen, I’m not going to preach that twelve-year-olds shouldn’t be pumping gas if they are properly taught how to do it–unless, of course, there are laws prohibiting it, in which case I am totally and vehemently opposed to children at the pump. 🙂 I was driving my dad’s five speed when I was twelve (not pumping gas though!) in an undeveloped neighborhood because he wanted me to be able to take over driving in the event of an emergency. Thinking back, that rationale is totally morbid unless my sweet dad was planning on us being some sort of father-daughter James Bond team in an old Nissan.
I digress, but my point is I am not judging Brandi for allowing Mason to put gas in her car–I’m sure he loved it and enjoyed being able to help with something young boys probably think is pretty awesome. I just have some legitimate questions…did she not check to see how much gas he pumped? How did she pay? Did she not hear whether the gas was actually being pumped? Does her fancy leased vehicle not have a gas gauge? Surely that’s how she knew she needed gas in the first place, right?
Anyway, I think it’s a cute story (when we’re usually subjected to stories like this from the unfiltered star), and her boys are both precious. Most of her followers agreed, but a few bashed her for allowing Mason to handle such a chore and cited different state laws regarding the age requirements for pumping gas.
Lighten up? Next time, I’m sure Brandi make sure that gas gets in the gas tank if Mason is the one doing the pumping!
TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MASON BEING ALLOWED TO PUMP GAS…AND BRANDI NOT REALIZING THAT HER TANK WAS STILL EMPTY?
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