Monday, May 19, 2008

So Lucky!!

Tonight my children and I were on the playground by the pool house. I was feeding Nate and Syd was playing on the slide. She was just about to go down when some crazy old man ran up the hill, over a young tree and into the tot lot. He was literally three feet from the bottom of the slide Syd was about to go down.

I instantly flipped out, ran to Syd and started yelling at the man who was now trying desperately to get his truck off the playground. This only made me yell louder. I was scared he was going to go flying into the cars that had just pulled up. They had not yet noticed his attempts to move.

After everything settled down and I had a tight grip on Syd, I was able to calm down. I had been pretty nuts. I yelled, "Are you a freaking idiot?" and "Stop, Moron, before you kill someone!" In hindsight, I'm glad I didn't use any foul language. Of course, Syd was calling the man an "idinit" and seemed to think that the man was specifically trying to hurt her.

"Accidents happen sometimes and we are lucky everyone is safe, " I said. I thought the man might be a little apologetic, but not in the least. I suppose I could care less about his apologies. I'm just so thankful we're all safe. It could've gone differently tonight.

6 comments:

100 Percent Cottam said...

oh my GRAVY, that is nuts! i'm so glad you guys are okay!

Christie said...

How totally scary! I'm glad everyone was ok.

Courtney said...

OMG! That is so scary. I'm so glad everyone is ok, but holy cow. I don't blame you for reacting the way you did.

Rach said...

Wow! Thank God everyone was safe.

Jess said...

What a NUT! I'm so glad you are OK. I'm sure more than "idiot" and "moron" would have slid off my tongue.

Tiburon said...

That is SCARY! I am more than sure that I would have released a very long string of profanities. I am glad everyone was safe!