1. “Wait in the car.”
The fears over leaving an infant or baby in a car in summer may be more widespread now, but not many mothers in Texas were ever foolish enough to leave their children in hot cars during a Texas-size heat wave.
2. “You don’t have to go to church.”
…if only. Texas may not be at the dead center of the Bible Belt, but it is still a strongly religious and conservative area, with Methodists, Baptists, and many members of different faiths. Atheists and agnostics pop up from time to time in defiance of their parents, but even they may feel a filial obligation to attend church on Christmas.