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Pampered Chef: Yikes! Had the *#$%% scared out of me today!

  1. Chefstover2

    Chefstover2 Advanced Member

    I went to church this morning...brought my 8yo daughter, but my 10 yo son didn't want to go, so I left him home with dh. Not a big deal. I headed to Sunday school and all is well.

    Service starts and it's time for praises and thanksgivings. First guy who speaks tells of arriving early and deciding to go through his hold neighborhood...mine. He's driving down the big hill (only one in the neighborhood and it happens to be in front of my house) and a boy comes tearing down the driveway out into the road and falls off his scooter right in front of the car! Since it was my driveway he was describing I know that this was my son! :eek::eek::eek:

    Fortunately, the guy was driving slowly and stopped in time, but I don't think I heard a word the minister said and I have no idea if any music came out of my mouth. I shudder to think of the outcome if it had been one of the young kids that drive in our neighborhood and my stomach just ties in knots even thinking about what DID happen.

    All is well, and lesson learned (I hope) by my son (who was NOT wearing a helmet).
    Aug 30, 2009
  2. Shawnna

    Shawnna Senior Member Gold Member

    Oh, how scary. Glad he was paying attention and didn't run over him.
    Aug 30, 2009
  3. AJPratt

    AJPratt Legend Member Silver Member

    Thank God!!!! I look at everything in a whole new light, now that I'm a Mom.
    Aug 30, 2009
  4. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

    Isn't that the truth! Before I was a mom, I can remember looking at Moms and thinking - wow, they just need to relax. Then I became one... "nuff said!

    Glad he was okay! What a way to hear about it! I wonder, what did he have to say about it when you got home?
    Aug 30, 2009
  5. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

    I was just wondering what did YOU do when you got home?
    Aug 30, 2009
  6. Lisa/ChefBear

    Lisa/ChefBear Veteran Member Gold Member

    Wow, goosebumps reading this. I'm going to read this to my girls, who are always wanting to play in driveway (we have hill) that leads out onto dirt road.

    Praise God for man going slow.

    What did hubby have to say?? Or did he even know??

    How is your son?? Ok, and scared at same time, I hope. But......is he still alive?? I would have been so scared I would have been hugging and at same time shaking and/or yelling at him, lol.

    Hope this has scared him enough to pay better attention and to wear his helmet.

    Aug 30, 2009
  7. susanr613

    susanr613 Senior Member Gold Member

    First, thank God your son was not hit. I cannot imagine how you got through the rest of the service - I would have debated hugging and screaming at DS and DH during the whole speedy ride home.

    The helmet issue is taken for granted until you know someone who has been in an accident. ExH's coworker was just messing around the culdesac on his bike, took and spill and landed on his head. He left behind a SAHM widow and 4 young kids. My boss' son Daniel was hit by a car while on his bike and was not wearing a helmet. He spent 2 weeks in ICU and months in therapy recovering his cognitive abilities. 2 years later, he just started college. Now when my 12 year old son protests wearing a helmet, I remind him of his dad's co-worker and Daniel.
    Aug 30, 2009
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