Wednesday, April 25, 2007
"I KNOW NOTHING!"
I loaded up Morgan my soccer player, Rachel and Rebekah and off we went to soccer practice. The traffic was heavy, normal for Houston and we were running late. At a red light I paused and was thankful for the ‘Right on Red’ law. I looked to my left and saw a fast moving Camaro making its way into the intersection. I could beat it! I pulled out making the Camaro change lanes and pull around me. Whew, I had made it. I looked once more in the rear-a-view mirror and there behind me was a state trooper with lights flashing, following me.
Rachel began to say, “I want to go home, I want to go home, I want to go home......” “Me too,” I told her. As I pulled my car to the side of the road the trooper got out of his car and came to my window. My heart was beating so loudly in my ears, I was afraid I wouldn't hear anything that he was saying. “Ma'am, is there an emergency? Is someone sick?” I took a deep breath and said, “Well, I wasn’t sick until I looked in my mirror and saw you with your lights flashing; now I don’t feel so well.” He proceeded to take all my information and give me a stern lecture on how dangerous that particular intersection was. For some reason that day I was let off with just a warning; I deserved more.
When the state trooper drove off, Morgan piped up, “Boy o boy, just wait till I get home and tell Dad what you did.” “Listen here boy” I said. “You tell on me and I’ll tell Dad everything you do, have done and are planning to do.” “Do you have that straight?” “Yes ma'am,” he said.
Later that evening I was making supper when Daryl/Dad arrived home. The girls were playing in the floor, Morgan was watching cartoons. Dad asked, “How was your day kids?” Morgan jumped straight out of the chair, waving his arms wildly he said, “I know nothing, absolutely nothing,” as he ran off to his room and shut the door. Daryl turned to me and said, “What was that all about?” I just shrugged my shoulders and went back to cooking. I would wait to tell him of our 'afternoon adventure' when all the kids were tucked into bed.
“There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to Him; haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.”