Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Mom and Car accidents


Before I tell you my story today,

I want to remind you that my Mom is AMAZING!

She was worried this story might tarnish her reputation.

Please know, the only reputation this story should tarnish,

is my own!

I was a bad kid.

And not too attractive I might add…


So, Mama Kat’s prompt today is:

Your trip to the ER...spill it.

And apparently, I live on a different planet,

because I am going to tell you about a time

I SHOULD have been taken to the ER

and was not!

This story will make you very thankful

for your very well behaved children!


old station wagon and wierdo becky Here goes!

It was a dark and stormy night.

Whoops! Wrong story.

It all happened on a perfectly normal school morning.

My brother and sister and I

were waiting for the bus at the end of the driveway.

We must have missed it.

I don’t know how.

So my Mom, drove the blue station wagon

down the driveway to take us to school.

motion station wagon 011

Apparently she told us to get inside.

And apparently, I did not listen,

I did NOT want to get inside and go to school.

My Mommy, who is positively FRANTIC about being late,

must have decided to pretend to drive off to teach me a lesson.

Only, she really did drive off.

Right over my foot.

I cried and made a big deal.

And my Mom cried too I think.

And then she took me to school and deposited me there.

And I was just fine.

The end!

My Mom thought that someone might call Child Welfare on her.

I told her chances are good that

this incident will NOT be reported


and they don’t investigate incidents over

12 months…


More Posts About my Mom’s Fabulousity!

My Mom and Coach Purses

My Mom and Cell Phones

My Mom and Catalogues.


And here is my question for the day!

What color was your station wagon?

My Best Friend Susannah’s family had a wood paneled one.

I thought they were the COOLEST kind on the planet.

I always hoped I could get one someday : )

I will make Gary read this post

and see if he can make my dreams come true!


Baloney said...

Your mom thinks this makes her sound bad? I think it is funny - especially since no one was hurt!
We had a good ole passenger van and it was red and white. I'm sure you are are all jealous.

Karen Deborah said...

man that is something. my mom slammed my finger in the car door once and that hurt really bad! luv me some old jalopy station wagons they are great.

antoinette marie said...

ours was light blue and was such a hooptie that it had a hot pink jump rope holding the back door shut! cool post and really cool vintage photos! blessings...

the monkey's mama said...

Oh my gosh what a story! And what a mom. I'm all about toughening up your kids and not making a big deal over spills and falls. So glad I have this story in my arsenal now--I can hear myself saying, "you think I'm tough? Well listen to this story"!

We had a silver station wagon for all of 3-months--my mom got severe car sickness in it and would throw up whenever she rode OR drove it! I've always been fond of the woodies, too, though, and they'd be my top choice!

Bridgette said...

Thanks for the comment! I just read a few of your post. LOVE them!

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh...that is hilarious! She just dropped you off at school...limping and all!!! LOL!!!!!

Yelena R. said...

ouch! That's quite a story and I love the vintage pictures :)

Martha in PA said...

LOL, I was just talking about station wagons the other day to Tara when we were behind and OLD wood paneled Plymouth beauty. While my parents were in the FOREFRONT of the SUV craze owning a Chevy Suburban back in the 70s as family cars, before that we had TWO Mercury Station wagons, the first robin's egg blue, and I remember it having very pointy design. The next was another mercury, more of a royal blue. (Our suburbans were blue too, blue and white, and blue and silver - blue is one color car I have NEVER owned myself!)

Martha in PA said...

Oh, sorry, that is some story!

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh Lord that was too funny. Was it throbbing all day? Our Station Wagon was BURGUNDY it was Sweet. It would stall all the time at red lights.

smiles4u said...

That is too funny...okay not funny that you got hurt but funny nonetheless. Your mom is so darn could anyone get upset with her?
Way back in the day, when my kids were young, we had a wood panaled station wagon...thanks for reminding me of it!

Living on the Spit said...

Really great post! Lord, how do we survive being parents?

I had the exact same wagon as a senior in high school and it was baby blue...I hated that wagon.

Grandma J said...

Growing up we had three different station wagons.

A robins egg blue 55 ford

A white 58 chevy

A red 61 chevy

I had one station wagon as a mother, it was a yellow 70 opel kadet. Oh, I hated typing that!

Keri said...

Grocery getters, now those rides certainly bring back the memories. Ours was baby blue and a true clunker. Funny you brought this up cause my mom and I were just reminiscing about that piece of crap car two nights ago. Too funny.

Unknown Mami said...

Yup I think the statute of limitations is up on that one.

Trudy said...

You poor thing, glad your foot was ok though. I love the picture with all of the kitties too!

We didn't have a station wagon but my mom did have an Oldsmobile that was quite big, we called it 'the boat' and we were able to fit plenty of people (and groceries) in the car quite comfortably!

drewmark19 said...

I love how you assume we must have all had station wagons! Well, there weren't mini-vans back then, so you probably are right. We had at least 3 different station wagons when I was younger. Two of them were semi-cool because they weren't humongous. The one I had to drive to college, though....oh my! It even had the backwards seat in the way back. Ugh...I hated that car! Almost went off an icy bridge in it. (darn rear wheel drive)

My mom ran over my foot when I was a kid too! Really, I'm honestly not making that up so I can be cool like you!

Here's an ER that should have happened but didn't for me. I cut my knee open when I was @8. My parents really couldn't afford to take me to the ER, so my mom held a needle over a flame to sanitize it, got some thread and sewed it shut. Needless to say, I was not a happy camper through that ordeal. Honestly, though, I think I would have been as big of a baby at the ER, and my mom is an RN. It's all good! :)

drewmark19 said...

Forgot to mention, whenever we complained about our big wood paneled station wagon, my dad would threaten to buy a Cadillac station wagon. (a.k.a. ~ a hearse) Can you even imagine?

Erin said...

Oh No! HAHA Obviously the foot wasn't broken!
My mom slammed the door and broke the glass all over me one time...then freaked out when I had glass all over me!

Wendyburd1 said...

We had a green one and a yellow one!

Thanks for stopping by my website!!

Sally's World said...

LOL, thats not a slur on her mothering skills at all, just the driving skills, we've been slurring my mums driving for years, we used to run for cover if we heard her start the engine!

I have a knack for shutting my fingers in car doors....

Yaya said...

Ouch! But so funny!

Dot O said...

We never owned a station wagon..... I guess we were poor??? Not sure. We just had a regular sedan (gold Dodge) that all six of us piled into. Sadly, I always got car sick and none of my siblings wanted to sit near me because I inevitably threw up on them... oh well.

I never had my foot driven over but my dad start driving away one time when I only had one foot in the car and the other was still on the ground. He was listening to the radio and didn't hear me yelling that I wasn't all the way in the car..... I just had to hop very quickly to keep up with the car until finally he heard and came to a stop.

ness said...


We had a navy blue station wagon, and when we went to Niagra Falls we kids rolled around in the back with no seatbelts on because you didn't have to back then.

And then, after that one got hit, hit a telephone pole, and just plain got worn out, we got the white one WITH WOOD PANELING, Baby!

It had leather seats and automatic windows, which my mother closed without looking on my sister's head one day. It was closed so tight, she couldn't scream.

It was taken out of commission by a snow plow.

And now a moment of silence.

Sassy Chica said...

That happened to a cousin of mine and his mamma said "see what you get for being in the way, hmmph". this coming from my no nonsense Latina Aunt.

We did not have a Station Wagon growing up; however the Aunt who ran over my cousins foot had a navy blue with cool paneling...does that count???

Sassy Chica

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Another good story! We used to have a station wagon when I was a kid. The ugliest brown color you have ever seen!

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

I gave my poor mom a lot of headache growing up too. She says I was the worst child she had to raise... but she also said that I turned out the best! Shhh... don't tell my sisters... good thing they don't blog!

but your mom shouldn't worry about stuff like that! My husband hit a baby over the head with a shovel one time... it was an accident but it wasn't our own child so it was a big deal! LOL! Your mom sounds so wonderful! Love your story!

Debbie said...

Unless you lost a whole limb, this story does not make your mom look bad!
BTW - love the new look around here.

Gigi said...

What a fabulous post!!! The stories about your mom are absolutely awesom. Love the one about Coach bag!!

Mary said...

Hi! Popping over from SITS roll call.

We actually never had a station wagon, but one of my friends used his parents all the time and funny, it looked identical to that picture you posted! We used to pile up in there till we couldn't pile up anybody else, and then ride around town acting foolish and drinking Boone's Farm wine. Weren't we just high falutin'?

Kendahl, Stepmom Extraordinaire said...

We never had a station wagon; am I missing out or what? :) I have so many ER stories it's ridiculous.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Katherine Aucoin said...

The pictures sure bring back a lot of memories and I think this is a wonderful story. there's no way your Mom looks bad!

thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog!

Together We Save said...

I think this is too funny! You mom sounds awesome.

JamericanSpice said...

Oh my! I think I am that mom! Oh and I've never had or been in a station wagon. I'd like to because I like new we'll see.

Kelly said...


we had a wood paneled station wagon, too. i loved sitting in the back... facing backwards!!! it was the coolest!!

RR Mama said...

My parents never owned a station wagon but my friends parents did and it was baby blue so was the mini van which was their next car! The only cool car my parents owned was a Covair...the engine was encased so if it was ever flooded the car would float. It was standard on all their models.

gretchen said...

we had a baby blue station wagon and a really big station wagon that was orange and brown nastiness, but I thought it was so cool because it had a seat in the back where you could sit backwards. :)

p.s. your mom has nothing to be afraid of because she did a great job raising you. :)

Christie said...

Cute story! Thanks for popping by my blog.
We had a station wagon too...brown w/ wood paneling. I remember the back folded up into a backward facing seat. I used to love to sit and watch the cars behind us.

CGW said...

Hey, thanks for the comment on my page. I am still getting used to this blogging thing, so I wasn't sure how I could reply to your comment. But anyways - I totally agree! I wanted to go to every single high school and hug everyone. And cry!

Nicole said...

LOL that is funny! Guess she knew you better than you thought.

We never had a station wagon. My dad was the car fixer guy so we always had something different. I do remember a lot of vans though.

Happy friday and have a great weekend!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Woah, you're pretty tough!!!

{Kiki} said...

what a story. can't imagine getting my foot run over. We had an 86 Saab, so no wagon until 91, a white Volvo. have a wonderful weekend and take care.

Maggie May said...

Well you are still here to tell the tale! Foot intact! It was an accident.
I guess we all do some things even by accident, that we regret. I accidentally slammed the car door on my mum's fingers years ago and then my son accidentally did the same on me, recently. It hurt like fury & I realized just how brave my mum had been.

Liz said...

I have admit... I laughed! Sorry about your foot though. Your Mom sounds like a hoot!

I don't remember my parents having a station wagon.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

My MIL actually ran over her 1-year old son with her station wagon. She thought he was in the house. He spent 6 months in a full-body cast, but is none the worse for the wear 45 years later.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Holy cow. I always wondered what it felt like to get your foot run over. And you didn't break it? Wow. I remember going 'round a turn with my mom and my side door just flew open and my mom was grabbing at me while driving.

Amy said...

Great story!! And oh, you will be so jealous. When I was growing up, our station wagon had the wood paneling and it was gold. My dad painted it the very cool gold color after someone (actually, two someones) hit the station wagon twice within one week. I thought it was the coolest thing around...of course, I was, like, SEVEN at the time.

I told you you would be jealous. ;)

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