Friday, November 23, 2007

thanksgiving day to remember

usually i don't post the same message to both of my blogs. one blog is for my family, to keep in touch, share family events and pictures and other family related news. the other is for my artistic endeavors, to share art i have created, neat art and antique places i have found on my journeys, and to meet and stay in touch with other creative people. this post however has to go on both blogs.

this thanksgiving we went to see the hubby's family. it was a 14 hour drive to get there are we stayed a week. in fact, we are still here. on thanksgiving day we cooked at my BIL and SIL's house, and took the food to my MIL and FIL's house. see, they are in the process of moving into a new house so they did not have a full fridge or all of the pots and pans moved yet. so, the BIL cooks the turkey each year because let's face it, he is the best turkey cooker in the land. so, he took it in the pan to my MIL's house to cook in her oven, and being the really cool uncle that he is he took my teenaged daughter with him. in fact, he is so cool he let my daughter drive the three blocks back from my MIL's house to his house. three blocks, all on subdivision roads, no traffic, nothing. and she did great, until..................................... she pulled into the driveway. i think the following pictures tell the rest of the story better than i ever could.







the really cool thing about the whole situation is this, no one got upset, except for my daughter who felt so horrible about the whole thing she cried for a long time. my BIL and SIL were so cool about it and were more worried about her and making her feel okay than they were about the house or the car. she confused the gas peddle for the brake, and when the car did not stop she pressed harder, and the house stopped the car! yes, very new driver, just learning, can you tell? needless to say, we will never forget the thanksgiving that she drove into the garage, without opening the garage door first!

hope everyone else's thanksgiving day was a little less eventful than ours! happy holidays everyone!

12 comments:

marion said...

Oops! She won't make that particular mistake in a hurry!!! Everyone is safe and sound, and amused, so that's the main thing!

elizabeth said...

SO glad no one got hurt and all ended well!! Isn't it great that she didn't have to endure anyone being irate?? This will be a holiday to remember for sure!!

Sending holiday greeting to you and all your family!!

I want you to know that I have been putting one of the stamps you sent in my "care package" to losts of good work. Used it to make a dozen ATCs for a Christmas tree as well as for my handmade Christmas cards!!! (THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!!)

primdollie said...

well thrilled no one got hurt and LOL the turkey made it right!!! and so now will always have something to talk about on all the next holidays to come!! glad that everyone and the house was ok!!! poor dear!! hugs to everyone!! Hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

Poor kid, hope she is feeling better, she will laugh at it..someday. Ya know it has happened to others and they are not all new drivers!

Anonymous said...

Poor kid, hope she is feeling better, she will laugh at it..someday. Ya know it has happened to others and they are not all new drivers!

Luna said...

I just showed the pics to my daughter and asked her if she had a sense of deja vu? She did a similar thing in her teens (she's nowgoing to be 27 next week), but she said that it wasn't confusing the pedals that was her downfall, it was just that her aim was that bad! LOL So happy that your daughter and in-laws were so good about it and that no one was hurt.

pollyhyper said...

Awwwwww, I'm glad she's ok and her uncle was so good about it!

The year I turned 16 and got my license (my birthday is in July), I drove my brother to the store to buy an ice cream cake for my mom's birthday (in August) and totalled her car on the way home. Amazingly, her kids and her cake were ok, though the former were incredibly freaked out. 15 years later, I still cringe when I pass that intersection, and I always bake her a cake myself now.

c-dizzle said...

thanks for responding guys, yep, we will laugh about this one day! nice to know that she is not the only one to do this!

iHanna said...

Funny story, tell her misstakes are for learning from! :-)

Lori S-C said...

ooh, poor thing....
Everything can be fixed, it is just stuff. The important thing is that no-one is hurt...

Marilynn said...

Owie! Looks like everything can be fixed, but I'm sure her self-confidence will take a little while. Years ago when I was in college, I pulled into a parking lot where there was one (1) other car parked. Yep, I banged it's fender. So it goes! Tell her that's what bumpers are for - at least that was what they were for when they put real bumpers on car (back in the dark ages. . .)

violette said...

Oh dear......i can understand why she was so upset! My sister was driving her bf's car when she was 18 and instead of putting on the brake she pressed the accelerator and actually drove into the bf's house - she took out the deck....really...she did. Very sad but kind of funny! Thanks for sharing!

love, violette