Three things

I know it’s Sunday and you were expecting my typical Sunday Regurgitation post but we had Helena’s birthday parties yesterday, one for her friends and the other for family, and I am plain tuckered out. It’s the wee hours of Sunday morning as I write this and my brain clocked out at midnight because I refused to pay it overtime. I’m expecting to hear from its union rep any minute now. But in the meantime:


You still have a little bit of time to get in on my Harry Mason giveaway. It ends at 5:00 pm eastern time today. Let’s eradicate naked ears, one pair at a time, shall we? Enter HERE.



My youngest, Helena, is now nine years old. Riddle me this: how is it that my children age one year with each passing calendar year while I age approximately ten?



My eldest, Zoe, is going to turn sixteen years old next year and is consumed with calculating the minutes until the day she gets her license a/k/a the day I lose every strand of hair I own. I have already made her watch this video.

I must warn you, this video is graphic. But I’m glad I watched it and I wish every person who even thought of texting while driving would watch it. As a parent of an imminent teenage driver who can no longer communicate without her thumbs, my heart hurt throughout this video.

I was planning on making Zoe watch this video every single day for the rest of her life, but then realized that she’d most likely get desensitized after about a week. Kind of like how she listens to the Jonas Brothers now without throwing up. So now I’m thinking of inflicting a little blunt force trauma to her head during breakfast every morning so that she suffers from temporary bouts of amnesia on a daily basis. That way, every time she watches this video over her morning Cheerios, it will be the first time.

What do you think?

Watch the video. Then tell me if you think it’s worth a little assault and battery.

In the meantime, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go find a dull heavy object and hurl it at Zoe’s head.

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14 thoughts on “Three things”

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    Aaagh!! How awful! And it happens…!! In Australia, kids don’t get their licence until they are 18. Which is good. But that is also the age they can start drinking. Which is bad!!
    You know that the link to the video above has “Watch more Funny Videos” underneath. Strange!!

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    Wow. That ought to be mandatory viewing for kids as part of Drivers’ Ed class. Probably won’t stop them all, but even if it deters a few, it would be worth it.

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    WOW…good video for teens to see. of course they usually have the “it’ll never happen to ME” attitude but maybe, hopefully something about this will stick in their brains.

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    My step daughter turned 16 this year. She no longer lives with us, which is a blessing in so many ways LOL. I can’t imagine going through this with her. They know it all at this age and you can’t tell them anything : ( And these things happen so fast. It’s so scary. I hope your daughter learns from this video and puts the phone down while she’s driving.

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    Wow, that was intense! I couldn’t help but get choked up when the little girl in the backseat was yelling for her parents to wake up. OMG, that’s my worst nightmare!!!

    You know, I think you should have Zoe watch it at least once. So she can see how serious it is. Just once….I would imagine that’s all it will take to make a huge impact on her.

    And, darn, I just realized I’m too late to enter your giveaway….why couldn’t it be 5:00 PST? Well, I guess I still would’ve missed it….

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    Scary video! In Germany it is illegal to use a cell phone while driving…after being back in the states for a little over a week I can’t understand why they don’t outlaw it here, too. I’ve never seen such horrible driving – and 99% of the time I look to see the driver on the phone…UGH!

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    That’s it. My kids are never driving. Ever. And certainly not riding with friends either.

    Okay, I know I can’t stop the but damn that sure makes me want to. Sooooo scary…

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    As a teenager there was a billboard by my house that said “Ever toast a friend?” with a car engulfed in flames on it. When I think about it the double meaning still makes me shudder. Hopefully the video will work!

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    Saw this last week after a local radio talk show host talked about it. And I shared it with my 15 yr old too. I think many adults could take a lesson or too from it as well.

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