Wednesday, March 30, 2011

In which my rhyming skills are not showcased

Heading to the library
Feeling rather fine
The sports class there is lots o fun
With three young boys of mine!

Slowing down to turn
I see
The car behind me whizzing.
"He's going much too fast," 
I say,
And sure enough - 


But really the sound is more like
Alas, Babylon, did you happen?
That sound is not 'jarring,' not 'crashing,' not 'bashing,'
It's like my own brain is a-wackin.' 

First thought: the kids. Are they okay?
Then - not again!
That darn whizzing car done pushed me on
Smack into a pissed off SUV. 
So mini-van momma takes out
One. Two. Three
And the other drivers, they start wiggin.'
And everyone's wailin' and weeping and woanin' 
(Whatever that is - we were doin'.) 

But the cop, he was nice, 
And passed out Beanie Babies,
And the great 'venture came to an end. 
The kids have a great story to tell
And the insurance has a bill for ten grand.


Hel said...

Good GRIEF!!! A bit scary. I'm so glad nobody was injured.

Wonder Woman said...

I went to the library yesterday, too. So glad you're all okay! Don't be shy about heading to a chiropractor - even for the kids.

Love that you wrote a poem (?limerick?) about it!!!

Tamsin said...

Argh, that's what I was doing on Saturday. On the way home from a friend's baby shower, with said pregnant friend in the car. No fun, but everyone was OK and insurance is awesome.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately I did the same thing last year. To my sister's car. GAH! For some reason she still loves me.

The Martos Fudge said...

I am so glad to hear you are all ok. I am sorry about the scare and the car... But look in the bright side... New car seats for every one...

Erin said...

Glad no one is hurt. Does your poem have a tune?

Sarah said...

Yikes, but so glad you're not hurt! Also, KaPLIZZING is an excellent word.

Danielle said...

Someone's been reading a lot of Dr. Seuss! (Am I right?)

No but seriously though, I'm happy to hear that it was just a (back) fender bender (albeit an expensive fender bender). :)

Rachel Sue said...

Hey at least you're feeling up to writing a poem about it. I fear I would still be ranting and raving.

Harmony said...

Holy craziness, Batman! That totally bites!

I thought your rhyme thing was awesome.

That totally stinks to have your new van be demolished... even if insurance is paying for it. I would be pissed.

Qait said...

Aah! I hate car accidents. Even harmless ones! So glad you guys are okay.

Julie said...

I loved this post, but mostly the fact that you said "pissed off." I don't know why, but that made me giggle. And love you even more. :) Glad you're all okay!

MommyJ said...

I think your rhyming skills are fantastic! And I'm glad no one was hurt. And kaplizzing really is a spectacular word. And the cop had beanie babies? That's brilliant.

LisAway said...

Yikes! I'm glad everyone is okay! And that it was such an excellent source of poetic inspiration.

DeNae said...

I am so SICK of hearing about drivers not paying attention!! A friend lost someone close to her just yesterday because a driver thought it was more important to text than it was to pay attention to the motorcyclist riding next to him.

I'm glad you're all OK. And I hope they throw the book at whoever caused this. ENOUGH ALREADY!

(hmm...apparently I have issues with this sorta thing...)

Boy Mom said...

I kinda love DeNae and her issues. So glad the boys and you are safe and sound. The boys will get a lot of 'mileage' out of the story. Ha! Boys love to go crash, boom!

Kimberly said...

I'm totally with DeNae. HUGE pet peeve of mine. So glad you're all okay and so sorry you had to go through this!