As soon as the subway car opened my daughter Lily (age 6) spotted the pole. She grabbed on and began swinging around and around at lightning speed. Afraid that she would attempt to climb it or get so dizzy that she would fall down, I shouted:
"LILY, GET OFF THE POLE!"
Just let that phrase sink in for a minute.
I started to laugh and before I could stop myself I added, "And I better not have to tell you that again when you are 16."
I really need to stop blogging out loud. It's not amusing to people.