Sunday, January 24, 2010

Unrelated Incidents


Isaac got his temporary liscense. He passed the test. We tried to play a joke on Dad and act like Isaac didn't pass, but when we got home from the testing bureau Isaac failed miserably at our trick because he could not contain his smile. (If you think teaching your kids to tie their shoes, use the potty, or ride a two-wheeler is bad...holey shmokes, I had no idea how nerve racking this is!)

Matthew broke his wrist during his basketball game. Darn.
Don't you think ER's could come up with some special sort of point system for mothers like me, with lots of boys? Maybe at the end of the year we could add up our points, browse through a brightly colored catalog, and pick out a new grill, a point and shoot camera, or at least a nice kitchen appliance?

(See Andrew in the background, still traumatized by his last break, checking things out?  He was so worried about Matt...he told him, "Don't worry Matt, this means you will get so much candy!")


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  1. Good morning from Spain (Catalonia-), a few days ago I follow your blog and I love, I like your post and your photos. You have a nice family.
    As no English, translators with google and try to learn new words, I am determined to learn English, (learning French at school I now ...) A greeting from Castelldefels, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

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  2. My sister and I both tried to pull the same trick on my dad...and we both failed miserably as well.

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  3. That little baby face can drive with a parent? Sheesh! Is that what we looked like when we were on the roads for the first time. Scary. He looks sooo happy. I remember that moment.

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  4. For a car??? Well congrats to Isaac for sure, and sorry to hear about the broken arm. (and the candy!)
    :)

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  5. One year my husband and both boys broke their ankles. ALL IN ONE YEAR! We joked and said we bought the orthopedic doctor a new car. It was not a joke.

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  6. oh, man.... driving and a break so close together? Take care of you in all of this (take a walk & scream.... eat ice cream...)

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  7. Oh no! Poor Matthew....poor Sarah! Yeah for Isaac. Maggie got her temps over Thanksgiving but hasn't sat behind the wheel yet....too busy - not quite as aggressive as her brother....

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  8. Congrats to Isaac! Poor Matthew, thus far we've only had one broken bone in our family (me, way back in the 3rd grade.). Have a great weekend!
    :)

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  9. Knock on wood I haven't had any broken bones here, just the ER visit when my daughter was 2 and she took some allergy pills, but I digress. I love the point system I think that makes complete sense, I mean they know you by name, don't you have an assigned room by now? LOL

    Megan

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  10. Oh, boys... When people ask what our son wants for his birthday or Christmas, I jokingly answer, "Gift Cards to the ER!"

    If only ...

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  11. congrats to you son! My nerves could not handle teaching teens to drive so I told my husband, I potty trained them, you teach them to drive!

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  12. My son got his permit in September - I am trying to look more relaxed in the passenger seat.

    He wants to drive to Walmart today.

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  13. Huge congrats to Isaac (and and a big fat sorry to Matthew)!

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  14. Congrats to Isaac! He surely doesn't look old enough to drive! :-)

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  15. My son just got his permit and I am a nervous wreck every time I take him out driving! I try to just hold on and trust God that Zach (and I) are gonna survive this!!! Congrats to your son for passing his test!

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  16. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm so, so glad you did because your blog looks like an absolute delight! Right now I should be doing the stack of dinner dishes, but I'm wanting to dive into your archives : ) !!

    (P.S. My 15 and 17 yo's are BOTH working on getting their licenses right now! I need therapy.)

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  17. Oh the driving thing is soooooo nerve racking! Wait till the first time he drives away BY HIMSELF! It's a love/hate relationship.

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  18. My 3rd son is trying to get his learner's permit right now. I can't tell you how stressed I am to have to teach yet another kid to drive. I just want to close my eyes and HOPE that we get to our destination safely. Oh, help me!
    -Kara

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  19. Thank goodness I am a long way off from the driving thing! (although I'm sure it creeps up on you pretty quick!) Andrew is too cute. Bring on the candy! :) Hope Matthew heals quickly!

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  20. Ahhhh man! Poooor Matthew :( But cute Andrew!!! And YAY for Isaac!!!!

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  21. lauren got hers too. it was WEIRD sitting in that room with her. the woman behind the desk kept calling me "mom" "mom i am going to need you to sign here." "mom...i am going to need a check" i was thinking "who is this MOM lady??? i am not old enough to be the mom of a child who can DRIVE?!!!"
    it was strange.

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  22. Congratulations to your son. I can't fully grasp what that moment will be like when my oldest is at the wheel. An odd mix of terror and pride?

    Sorry to hear about more broken bones on Clover Lane. We do stitches at the Lifenut house. If only the ER and urgent care had a punchcard. 10th Visit Free!

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  23. His excitement and pride comes right through the screen. I now feel old because I have a hard time believing that he looks old enough. Wow!

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