Thursday, September 18, 2008

I don't even have the energy

It was 7pm and I told Nicholas and Alexis it was time to come in for the night. We had eaten dinner, it had been a beautiful day but it was time for baths and getting ready for bed. I told them to come in and came back into the house to help Stephanie get the vacuum ready.

5 minutes later I went back outside to find Lexi standing in the middle of little shards of glass all over the driveway and Nicholas no where to be found. "What happened", I said? "Where is Nicholas?" "Don't move!" Of course my southern child was playing outside bare foot! Coming around the corner of the truck I heard the noise of what sounded like Rice Krispies in our morning cereal. There I looked and saw the back window of our truck with a hole in it and glass everywhere! I took Lexi inside, found Nicholas and asked what happened.

His story was this:
I was teaching Alexis how to throw and we were seeing who could throw further. She threw 2 rocks but they kept going sideways so I was showing her how to throw straight when the wind made my rock go sideways and it hit the window of your truck.
Yep, that was his his story and he was sticking to it.

It's almost Friday, Jason will be home tomorrow night, poor little Nicholas was shaking in his "boots", I am tired! I looked at him and said, "Nicholas, it's ok, at least you hit the truck and not your sister's head"

Some may call it lazy parenting but ya' all I am tired and I just don't have the energy for this tonight. It's a car window and it's replaceable.

Here's to a better Friday and an even better weekend!


Becky said...

Hi Bek, I don't think it's lazy parenting. Rather, it sounds like you've got your perspective right- way to go! You're right, it is just a window and your kid's safety is much more important. It's amazing that no one was cut! You did good!

Melissa Flaming said...

Oh bekah, do I feel your pain. Jacob and Anna Mary did the very same thing at New Life Ranch when we were "ranch sitting" for the Jaquess's. Only it was from a very hard snowball! The whole side window of the van...gone! the winter! But, like you said, the KIDS were safe. So glad both your kids are ok. You did the right thing, sis. Have a good day. Aren't you getting together with friends? All the better!

Seanna said...

It happens! It's just a car afterall and like you said it can be replaced.

I love how the wind blew the rock though. Must have been a pretty big rock though. and hurricane force winds!

Bekah said...

You know out of all the lies he could have told, stretching the truth to say the wind made the rock go into the window.....the look on his face told me he had learned his lesson. 1)Alexis didn't get hurt and 2)He never tried blaming it on Alexis!

Anonymous said...

What, Little Rock? How is the new job going? We might actually see each other again if you are only 3 and a half hours away. How are you feeling about all this now?