ON any other night eight-year-old Coniah Roxburgh would have been in bed by 7pm.
Luckily last Sunday night the young Forest Lake boy didn't go to bed on time.
As his family watched TV, a stolen Volvo plunged into the front of their Forest Lake home and through a bedroom window where Coniah would have been asleep.
His father Jason said the car could have killed his son if he had gone to bed earlier.
"We've had our son staying in our bedroom on a mattress near the window - he's been having trouble sleeping by himself at the moment," he said.
"He would have normally been in bed by that time, so luckily he argued the point that he wanted to stay up on the lounge.
"We thought he could stay there until he got tired and then we would take him to bed.
"Shirlene and Coniah were watching TV and I was on the computer when we heard tyres screeching and then a thump which sounded like an explosion."
The thump was the car hitting their home.
Police said the vehicle, which had been stolen from Forest Lake, lost control making a right-hand turn into Niagra Cl.
The car allegedly took out one tree before hitting another and causing it to career into the house about 7pm.
"I ran into the bedroom and all I saw was smoke," Mr Roxburgh said.
"With Archerfield airport nearby, I thought a plane had hit the house. I didn't know what to think at first.
"By the time I got outside both front doors of the car were open and they had run off."
A male and female were seen fleeing from the scene, but police are yet to lay charges.
An Inala Police spokesman said the car had been a vehicle of interest for previous traffic offences.
While the collision caused thousands of dollars worth of damage to their home, Shirlene Roxburgh said they had managed to see the lighter side of it by painting 'sponsored by Volvo' on the boarded window.
"The only thing I'm concerned about is Coniah," she said, who was shaken by the event.
"Our doctor has told us to keep an eye on him."
Investigations are continuing.