(please note the manner in which i am writing this. it’s called facetious. )
Here’s my kids, doing what is expected – rubbing Lincoln’s nose for good luck, which I explained to them means nothing, but we still did it for fun.:
Here’s me, being fun-facetious. My kids gasped in pretend horror, “But mom, that will bring bad luck!”
“There’s no such thing as bad or good luck, children.”
Not ten minutes later, a pickup runs a red light and does this to my van. Yeah, I’ll never hear the end of that from my kids. And mommy has some explaining to do about good/bad luck and how they aren’t true.
(Further explanation – we were all okay, thankfully. Only bruises and muscle pain for me. Kids were fine. Majorly freaked about losing our van – but they are okay. I have to give props to our insurance company, who has treated us fairly and quickly (Allstate). The major problem was being four hours away from home and being stranded on a street corner. A stranger offered to drive us to a rental place. The rental place wouldn’t rent us a car (Enterprise) to do a one-way and were terrible in customer service in helping us (Um, hello, four hours away from home, with three kids, luggage, etc…help us!). Eventually, they got someone to drive us to an airport rental office, where we rented from another rental company and drove home. Again, everyone is fine – just lost a van, which has now been replaced by a new-to-us van. And my kids can see the silver lining in the clouds – as it turns out, the only 2008 Honda Odyssey in the Chicagoland area that fit our criteria has a DVD player!!)