On the back of the Reese’s Puffs (Hershey’s Cocoa and Reese’s Peanut Butter Sweet & Crunchy Corn Puffs) cereal box is a list of 18 things to do before you are 18. Maybe, because I have already showed a lack of good parental judgment by purchasing Reese’s Puffs for my child’s breakfast, General Mills assumes that I am a bad parent in other areas as well. But I have a problem with the list.
Number 17, (after bungee jumping and passing your driving test) on the list of 18 things to do before you are eighteen years-old is: “Complete a road trip coast to coast.”
What mother in her right mind (or even a mom with a mind deluded enough to purchase Reese’s Puffs) would let her 17-year old drive from Boston to California?