Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What Are the Chances?

Today was an interesting day.

I took a subbing job even though I have had considerable pain from my recent flare up of tennis elbow. (And just how can I have tennis elbow when I haven't played tennis for more than 25 years?) :/

I had worked a full day and as I was driving home after school I see four kids walking down the side of the road.

I think to myself, "Wow..that's not a safe thing to be walking on this road in this traffic."

I look closely and who do I see but, JACOB. (Number 4 son who should know by know that his parents find out everything, one way or another.) He was walking with three other kids.

I beeped my horn to get his attention, changed lanes and pulled over to give him a ride. At this point I am not thinking about what time it is, just that he must have decided to walk home after school as he has done a time or two before. It was 2:45 and he doesn't get out of school until 3:35. But as I said, the time hadn't occurred to me.

I pulled off on a side road and waited for him to come over to the car and before I could say a word he wails,

"The first time in 10 1/2 years I skip school my MOTHER drives by and sees me! Honest this is the first time I ever did it!! I told Maya we were going to get caught!! What are the chances you would drive by right now?!"


I told him that I had no clue he was skipping -- I was stopping to give him a ride home! He threw himself under the bus by telling ME he was skipping his last class of the day! :D

Jacob asked me, "Did the spirit tell you to drive down the road at this time?"

I looked at him and said, "No, but the spirit told me to take the sub job at RDES so I would get out of work at just the right time of day to find you skipping school!"

Once we got home I made the obligatory phone call to Tim to inform him of his son's antics. Apparently he didn't think it was as humorous as Jacob did. I handed the phone to Jacob and the first words out of his mouth were,

"Dad, do you know anything about statistics?" :D


Dotti said...

Grin, I bet it will be the last time he skips a class!

Patty said...

Ha ha, hilarious! Busted. Brandon would tell you that THAT is exactly what would have happened to him!!!

ionamin-W8FW8 said...

Loretta, You are GREAT at busting your kids! Way to go! I think it is hilarious!I used to tell Laura,'Mom knows all' and I busted her so often that she came to believe it. Keep up the good Mom Work, and keep these humorous posts coming.
Diane J.