August 6, 2009
R.I.P. Toys Left on the Driveway
Yesterday, Cortlen's skateboard bit the dust. He left the object outside overnight and I accidentally ran over it as I was backing out of the driveway on the way to swim lessons the next morning.
Sadly, this is not the first sacrificial offering that my children have made to a metal beast. Earlier this summer, Camber made the mistake of leaning her scooter against my bumper. A few weeks ago, Kellen left his favorite squirt gun at the base of our driveway and it was inadvertently crushed to smithereens by my husband's truck.
"You broke it!" Cortlen cried in my direction when he saw that his skateboard had two fewer wheels than it did the day before.
Things got ugly when I didn't readily agree to purchase a replacement.
I used to feel remorseful when I unintentionally ran over my kids' toys. That feeling ended several months ago when I stubbed my toe lugging two bikes, a hockey stick, and several soccer balls into the garage during a thunderstorm.
Anyone else's driveway a path of destruction? Tell me what you've accidentally destroyed.