Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Today the rain came down and the grass went from somewhat green to bright spring green! It is like magic. On rainy days I usually take my boys out to rescue worms (and I do this with them if we have little girls over too...why can't little girls help save the worms?). So today we all three put on our rainboots. Charley grabbed his cute frog umbrella and Henry borrowed my umbrella.
We walked the streets...and found no worms today! But we did find some puddles. The boys jumped, splashed, and Charley and I made up songs about the rain.
While walking along the curb...right there where Charley was jumping high...up there in the lower right hand picture, I realized how little he is. SO MUCH SMALLER THAN A GIGANTIC WHITE (I MEAN ALL WHITE) RECYCLING GARBAGE TRUCK. Yes, I am yelling. Yesterday on our little cul-de-sac of a road, a neighbor friend came around the corner (off another cul-de-sac) and was so busy texting that she ran smack into the backend of a recycyling truck that was stopped picking up garbage! The truck was enormous. It was white! It was stopped. And her little car was securly wedged underneath the backend of the truck. The gal who was driving was pregnant...and upset...I could tell as I drove past...probably between the ages of 18-22.
So today, as I slowly wandered the rainy street with my boys I realized...if she didn't see the massive recycling truck...she would NEVER have seen either of my little boys...or myself.
PUT DOWN YOUR PHONES! Don't let some silly little text or email....distract you for even a second. Because, I am guessing that the email or text or whatever, isn't life changing...but what it distracts you from doing safely....now that could change your life - and someone else's for forever.
I am glad that the young pregnant gal was okay, at least it looked like she was. And I hope that this little reminder that could have turned out sooooo much worse...will leave a more lasting impact on her life - more than the inconvience of a wrecked car or a bigger insurance payment. I know it will stay in my mind.