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September 07, 2022


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Being impatient is a really sad and stupid way to die. Let me guess - the motorcyclist was a young man? Like the 19 year-old who caused my accident? And more recently, a young man who sideswiped my car (because he was impatient waiting at the light) while I was on vacation in Vermont? I swear, young males shouldn't be allowed on the road. No wonder their insurance rates are so high. My accident record would be completely clean if it weren't for stupid young men... I drive very defensively, but there's always somebody dumb out there waiting to mess you up. Am I mad? Yeah, just a little. 😕


Oh, and - that billboard - does it remind you of Henry, too?

DrumMajor Linda in Kansas

I used to look in the window when I dropped my kid off at daycare. He was always just fine! Bet the cycle dude wasn't wearing a helmet either, but it sounds like bouncing into a fire hydrant did some damage. But now you don't have to mow the grass as often. Seems like good words on the sign for just about anyone. I get confused at drama queens. (My patient's 3-year-old cousin is one: always screeching, whining, and instantly crying if she doesn't get her way. The parents are in their own world.) Linda in Kansas


It's good to know I'm not alone in not looking forward to the stress and angst about holiday time. I alsways feel like I'm disappointing someone.
So sad about the accident, but too many drivers take risks that can affect others. A motorcyclist popped a wheelie next to me - on the interstate at rush hour this evening. I don't want to witness the outcome of such a poor choice gone wrong.
Such lovely whispy and poofy clouds.


I remember those first few days when I left our oldest at a daycare for the first time. It was heart wrenching to walk away as she cried in the background. Then it became frustrating in the evenings when I went to pick her up and she wasn't ready to leave. Fortunately after a few days, the crying disappeared though the not wanting to leave was a constant through her stint in daycare.

There is a reason why you don't see many old motorcyclists.

Arkansas Patti

Glad LG is adjusting. Sounds like he might be becoming a teacher's pet.
I'm kind of missing my brown grass. It rarely needed mowing. This green stuff, with our recent rains, I can watch grow.
Pretty sure I wouldn't sleep well either after witnessing such a senseless and violent death. So sorry those children had to see that. Just sad in every respect.


Dropping them off at daycare for the first few times is rough.
I am pretty sure I cried way more than Kyle did.
I like that sign's message. Might have to share with my youngest as she too often lets her friends dictate what kind of mood she will be in for the day. It is much better this year but still something we need to work on with her. I never thought this would be an issue for her at 10-11 but just another thing I was unprepared for as a parent.
Take care, Margaret.


I can't imagine seeing an accident like that happen and watch them pass on. They probably do need some help coping with it all. Thankfully, which is still sad, he only took himself out and not a whole family.
I started 2 new little girls this week in my daycare. They both struggled this morning but I sent pictures to the mom's with in a minute of the mom leaving with only smiles and happiness already. It is a big adjustment for them.
I like the sign. It is sooo my sister in law making us all question our emotional self. UGH!!


Those poor kids, watching the motorcyclists die. Most people don't see people die these days. As for the motorcyclist, he stole a bike and then died. That's very quick karma.

I'm sure your grandson will settle down shortly and make wonderful friends at daycare.


That would have been traumatic indeed. My first sighting of death was coming across a boy lying in the road in winter with 2 or 3 men around him. I guess he had been hit by a car but I can’t remember seeing one. As I watched, he stopped breathing. It didn’t bother me because I hadn’t seen the accident and there was no blood involved. He was just an ordinary looking boy lying in the road in winter, and then he stopped breathing.

kayak woman

Ugh. A long time ago, two motorcyclists crashed head-on on a nearby scenic drive. 35 mph speed limit and think they were estimated to be going 60. I think they more or less disintegrated each other. Our weather is fine but I'm kinda waiting for 40s overnight. But then all too soon it'll be 20s (and below zero) overnight...


I agree, your grandson is doing great at his new day care. He's getting to know the lay of the land and settling in nicely. The motorcyclist definitely made risky and bad choices. I feel badly for the children that saw the accident play out. Counselling is a good idea. I work to not allow others to drag me down with their baggage. Not intending to be heartless and cold, I realize that I can come across heartless and cold. My position is: Nobody should be a burden to friends/family. That's what professional counselling is for and I have no credentials to counsel. My friends/family know my position and tend not to burden me with their emotional baggage (of which I have no control over). I'm looking forward to cooler weather and even a cold and snowy winter.

Jenni Elyse

Oh wow! I can’t imagine watching someone die like that. I’d definitely need counseling too. Corey wants to get a motorcycle but I keep telling him no. He says they’re only dangerous if you drive like that driver did in your neighborhood. The problem is I think it’s too tempting to drive like a bat out of Hell when your in/on certain vehicles.

I’m glad your grandson’s adjusting to daycare. That’s always hard when you’re little and shy.

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