Writer’s Block Friday

Blah, blah, blah . . .

1. I didn’t want to bore you with another whole blog entry on this week’s accident, but I am truly irritated at the local news coverage. For whatever reason, their coverage is slanted towards the accident as being the kid’s fault when the two witnesses I know say that her car was in his lane. We may never know what happened — maybe she had a stroke, maybe she lost control, maybe there was an animal. It just makes me angry that clearly this news team didn’t talk to anyone who was actually at the accident and are making up their own answers for a more sensational news story. In one of their pieces the woman’s family was interviewed and asked if they have any animosity towards the boy. What an awful question to ask when no one knows the truth for sure.

2. The older boys are on their way home today from the two night overnight fifth grade field trip. I thought I would be racked with worry, but I have felt very positively about it. Brent reported via email that everything was going “pretty good,” and called this morning to say that Colin had earned enough stars to try the orienteering challenge on his own.

I haven’t had another call, so I am assuming he made it out of the woods. I should know in about another hour.

Toddler D has been known to get up at night and wonder around. Since I am a heavy sleeper, I was concerned that I would not hear him, so for the past two nights, I let him sleep with me. He took up two thirds of the bed in constant thrashing and movement. I suspect we will all sleep a lot more soundly in our own beds tonight.

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