Life & Quirks

When I said I wanted to be spontaneous…

That didn’t include almost rear-ending a car and coming too close to a kid on a Hoveround.

On Friday, we were on our way to Jay’s appointment with a new pediatrician when our brakes gave out. We were already running late. The traffic light turned red or maybe I was approaching a stop sign. Whatever, I had to stop. I slowly began creeping up behind the car in front of me. I tapped the brakes. Nothing. I began pumping. Nothing. “STOP! STOP! STOP!”, Greg yelled not realizing the brakes were going. “Ugh, if I hit this car, I’m going to look like an idiot and I’ll never choose to drive again. We’re going to miss the doctor’s appointment, possibly get tangled into car drama, reports…”, I thought to myself. So from the far right lane, I slowly swerved over to the right onto a sidewalk, into some grass, trying my best not to bump a kid on a Hoveround.

Missed the car. Missed the kid. Missed the doctor’s appointment. Missed a disaster. Thank goodness. It’s always one thing or the other with us; always. But gripe and moan, I choose to do no more.

On a more positive note of spontaneity, Greg and I whipped out the Wii controllers and replayed the Bowser stage of New Super Mario Bros. this morning. Together we failed, but it was fun.

See In Memory of Me for “spontaneous” reference…

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  • Shelly
    September 1, 2010 at 9:48 AM

    Whew! Glad everyone is okay!

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  • Table for Five
    August 30, 2010 at 7:09 PM

    Oh geez, I'm glad you were okay! Did you figure out what was up with the brakes? Thank goodness you were in the far right lane and could get up on the sidewalk. Scary!

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  • 1stopmom
    August 30, 2010 at 2:10 PM

    That is really scary! I am so happy that you all are ok.

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  • Naomi
    August 29, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    So glad you're okay! Roo's BF's mom's brakes went out and accelerated her into a wall but thankfully they're okay, too. Pshew.

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  • Jenn
    August 29, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    Ugh, I'm sorry to hear about your brakes and the near car/kid hitting. So not cool! I'm glad that everyone is alright!

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  • Some Lucky Dog
    August 29, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    OMGosh! Glad the three of you weren’t hurt! That must have been scary.

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