A: How come dogs can ride in the front seat no matter how old they are, but I can't ride in the front seat?
(I take some time for the question to really sink in.)
Me: Well, that's because dogs are animals and kids are people, and we care more about people getting hurt so we make more laws about people.
A: If I sat in the front seat, the airbag could hit me in the throat and hurt me.
Me: Yeah. That's part of why you sit in the back seat.
A: But the airbag could hurt dogs too.
Me: That's true.
(A is quiet for a minute)
A: Dogs shouldn't be allowed to ride in the front seat.