Wednesday, September 26, 2007

One of the first lessons of motherhood...

Driving to gymnastics this morning, Will discovered the button to open the window. Surprisingly, it took him three years to do so. Anyway, he opened the window. All is quiet. Tunes are playing. Along comes a fire truck. As is my habit, whenever emergency vehicles drive by, I pull over, and shut the windows (because they're so loud).

You know what's coming, don't you?

Yes, I shut four little fingers in the window.

9 comments:

karen said...

Four fingers shut in window: +4 WMP

Harmony in car prior to incident: -1 WMP

Teaching the "don't stick your fingers in the automatically moving thing" lesson in a very memorable way: -1 WMP

Maiming child to hammer point across: +1 WMP

Total score for this infraction: 3 WMP!

sister k said...

yeah, but closing the window to teach a good & valuable lesson to pull over for emergency vehicles? -1 wme pt. (sorry, so many people don't these days)

karen said...

Aside from the fact that Epiphany has ruled that observers can't award or retract points, we're not here to give society a driving lesson! We're here to establish a written record to one day prove to our offspring that they really are very lucky to have survived to adulthood. Who has time to worry about road rules when there are little fingers just waiting to be squashed with a window?

skster k said...

yeah, but we can give our input to sway the Worst mamas!

Chaotic Joy said...

Hmmm. I think someone gave me Ginger's points for this one. Or they have just spontaneously decided to crown me WME because of the evidence on my other blog. Which is highly posible.

Grandmoo said...

Don't worry about it. I slammed Sister K's whole hand in the car door at the same age, and she survived to play the violin.

Ashley Long said...

Shoot, my mother let me open the door of her can while still moving and half tumble out before she caught my foot. Scrapped all my fingers on black asphalt as my mom then hit the gas instead of brakes and drove several hundred feet before stopping. I think I was like 4, maybe 5...Paige would know better. Had to have all the skin cut off my fingers, pretty gross...and all my fingers work just peachy keen fine to blog....

Ashley Long said...

sorry...her CAR not can

karen said...

@ashley: Sounds like a solid, formative experience! Good thing it only takes two fingers to type, eh?