On Dramatics

I feel awkward even mentioning this--because I don't want to make it sound more dramatic than it actually was--but I kind-of-almost got hit by a car today.  I was walking across the street to go to the farmer's market to get some flowers for people at work.  There's this awesome stall where this nice lady sells bouquets of sweet pea and mint in jam jars for $2 a piece, so I like to go buy a big box at least once a summer for all of our support staff.  

I was in the intersection when a car ran a red light and was t-boned by another car crossing on the green.  I never believe eyewitness accounts of things (and Sweet Husband has already pointed out that--for my version of events to be true--I would have had to have been crossing against the traffic signal, which I know I wasn't) but I think I was about ten feet away from the accident.

No one was hurt as far as I could tell.  I believe I was a little hopped up on adrenaline, so I just kept walking towards the flower lady and let other people take charge of calling 911.  It was a little surreal.

But what I was thinking about, as I was crossing the street, was our trip to the pool this weekend.  We took the Kid to "the big pool" for the first time.  He was reluctant at first, but once he found a friend from school he was so happy to be there.  In fact, he loved it so much that when we finally had to leave, he started bawling.

"Bye, bye, wa-wa!"  he sobbed all the way to the car.  Strangers were staring at us, and the young-pretty-things hanging out outside the pool were aghast.  I felt like a proper mother would have been a little embarrassed by her son's behavior, but it was all I could do not to sit down and laugh until my sides hurt.  

I've been around toddlers enough to know that some are over dramatic, but I'm a little bemused to discover that mine is.  He was acting like he was never going to get to go to the pool again for his whole life.  I suppose that probably comes from me--the girl who has a near death experience when she basically witnesses a car crash--but, still, it was hilarious.