Oh me, here is what happened to me today, or what I did today! yikes.
First of all Leigh, Ian and James are visiting from out of state. We decided that since today was going to be a beautiful day to take all the kids to the park. Park was fun (chilly but fun!), got some library books, and found awesome prices on Doug and Melissa stuff at Marshalls for the kids. We got back late but everyone was in great spirits.
Ian got to ride home with us in the big van sitting next to Peacock! I figured it would be easier to drop him off at Aunt Sarah's where everyone else was. So I did. Then I backed out of her driveway to head next door to our house and finally be able to relax for the afternoon. Well no such luck... I just happened to back out way too far to the right on her driveway and ignored all signs of something being wrong and landed the front right wheel in the ditch/culvert! Oh the embarrassment and grinch on my face -- still there as I write. Not only that, I happened to get the huge bolt on the axle (I think) making a hole in the culvert and the back left wheel barely touching the road. Plus, the 15 passenger van is sticking out in the road taking up almost 3/4 of the road! Just enough room for a car to squeeze behind it and drive on.
Then I had to wake up Daniel, somehow tell him what I managed to do and have him get the van out! Well after Mom and Daniel made several attempts and finally Dad giving Fatherly advice Daniel got the van out. Only took an hour to do it. So I sat on the side of the road holding Smiley while I prayed and cried. Cried because well I am very emotional, I felt stupid, I was embarrassed, I feared the van rolling on top of my husband and killing him, etc. What were Daniel's words to me? NEVER BACKOUT OF A DRIVEWAY!!!! Trust me, I will no longer! We never back out of our driveway, but I got to confident in their driveway. I needed the lesson. Thank you God, it was not worse and no harm on any child.
(Thanks to brave Leigh for watching all six children while Daniel and Mom worked on getting the van out. Thanks Mom for the many hugs!!! Thanks for everyone for not laughing at me!!!)