Friday, March 14, 2008
Never a dull moment... sigh...
Dallas, my oldest daughter, was out doing laundry today. I'm pretty sure the last time I was in town there was still one laundromat open but I guess when they rename it "Mom's" she'll start going there. Of course, along with her laundry, she brings items to be mended, because she thinks I can perform miracles and sew them like they've never been torn. Anyway as I'm sitting there running the sewing machine I can hear Jevan, my 4 yo, playing outside. He was whoopin' and a hollerin', as he usually does, when I turned to Dallas and said "Can you check Jevan for me?"
After a couple of minutes she toodles out there. At the same time the bus is barreling down the driveway with Sydney hot to start spring break. The next thing Sydney is racing up the stairs calling "Mama, MAMA! Jevan is stuck in a tree!"
Abruptly leaving the sewing machine, scrambling for my shoes, I go racing out there and, sure enough, Jevan is "stuck" in one of the willows. And when I say "stuck" I mean really STUCK! He's leaning sideways between a set of limbs shaped like a V, right at his belly. The size of the limbs are as round as he is, I'm thinking chainsaw because nothing else is going to get through those limbs!
Dallas is already halfway up the tree desperately trying to lift Jevan, and I holler at Sydney to grab the ladder. I should also let you know last Tuesday, when we were weighing up Hubby's cooler and suitcase to make sure they wouldn't be overweight on the plane, we had Jevan step on the scale. The boy now weighs a whopping 83 pounds! You don't just lift him up anymore.
The bus driver, Eric, sees our predicament and decides to stop and help. He climbs the ladder and lifts on one side, Dallas on the other side, and me from below. With a few mighty heave ho's we manage to get Jevan unstuck. His belly is a bit scraped and he has been told to stay out of the trees (yet again) and has hopefully learned a lesson (who am I kiddin'?).
You know, at this rate, my hair should be all grey, or even white! No Hubby, almost broken nose, missing dog, Jevan in a tree... c'mon week would you just end already?