March 20, 2006

et tu, true?

sorry, i didn't mean to dissappear like that.

been all around this great big state the past few.

word continued to trickle in all day friday. turns out, the fall was 10 feet, not eight. and the landing? a cement sidewalk. if one more outlaw would have said "he's so lucky he landed flat on his back" i would have lost it. miraculously, no injuries. other than the broken arm, but it is really a blessing and believe me we feel fortunate.

so as i'm approaching the meetup area, my phone is lighting up like a firecracker. every two seconds, the grand outlaws are calling, fessing up. no one was there when alex fell. and alex didn't fall. they had just had a pinata outside and a family birthday party for him. to hear alex tell it is the best, "true took my candy and shoved me off the porch." holy shit. anyway, ex-grandma called me and told me to file on their homeowner's as an accident. as mutated as this sounds (she's a lawyer) i kept hearing her in my dreams saying, "please, sue me for negligence."

i wouldn't ever. for real. i'm not the suing type, but it just shows how i detest my outlaws so. i fantacize about suing them. i blame them directly for raising Lord Dumbass of all Dumbfuckery. let me tell you apart from all this, i detest them. this is actually increasing my frustation with them because besides the arm trauma, there are my dumbfuck ex-inlaws calling every day, several times a day. i'm not used to them feigning concern for us. it's like a whole new circus act.

cool thing was, my brother is a bone doctor, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. a badass, to be sure, but particularly a blessing this weekend. he met me at my mom's and casted alex's arm. then he played hide and seek with him until we had to return. it really put me at ease to see that the injury was no big deal to my bro. alex is home and mama can sleep.

anyway, this was supposed to be a recap on my ides of march experience. can you believe it's so simple? when you get down to it, it's your own brother turning on you. shoving you and stealing your candy.

that's what it really is about isn't it?

alex, if you survive childhood, your brother may turn into the best friend you've ever had, the person you respect the most. course it takes a while. good luck.

Posted by shoe at March 20, 2006 08:29 AM | TrackBack

You can't blame the boys for being boys, but you can blame the outlaws for being irresponsible!

Posted by: livey at March 20, 2006 09:36 AM

I'm glad to hear he's gonna be okay. I hope you're okay, too.

Posted by: Dash at March 20, 2006 10:14 AM

Eeew..deja vu around here. When Jake and Joe were 5 and 7 respectively, Jake pushed Joe off the slide and he broke his arm. Boxing gloves, sistah, or it won't be the last time. That'll work a mom's last nerve, though, won't it?

Posted by: Kelly at March 20, 2006 11:05 AM

You would not believe the horrible things ny brother did to me, often sending me to the hospital. Dodge the BB? Stick in the bike spokes while racing, baseball bat to the back? Yep I lived through them all. Today, much older, I am sure he really meant no harm.


Posted by: hoosierboy at March 20, 2006 11:40 AM

Believe it or not, Livey just took the words right otta my mouth.

Glad to hear he's going to be okay.

Bless you, honey.

We're here for you. Got a margarita in the freezer waitin' on ya.

; )

Posted by: Chrissy at March 20, 2006 11:40 AM

All this mayhem and I am the beneficiary - both kiddos and all grands in town at the same time - during rodeo - ya hoooooo!

Posted by: Zapatamama at March 20, 2006 01:03 PM

Holy Crap! I really know how you feel about your ex since you capitalized Lord Dumbass of all Dumbfuckery. Glad Alex is OK.

Posted by: Denny at March 20, 2006 03:55 PM

"...Lord Dumbass of all Dumbfuckery..."

I SO just spewed coffee everywhere...thank you very much.

I am so jacking that line.

Posted by: Dana at March 20, 2006 05:18 PM

I do hope the youngun is ok. I do hope the inlaws have nightmares of what could have happened. I do hope you are ok.

Now, with all of that, I shall tell you, though I am but a girl, I chased my sister down the street with a butcher knife for something or other, ran her over with the car, and once slammed her head into a brick wall. We turned out ok *twitch*. Don't you, for one second, think it's only boys!


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