Monday, March 26, 2007
I wanted to thank everyone for their concern and comments about Matt's car accident. I think I proved that saying "everyone loves a train wreck" (OK, car wreck!). My blog page had over 200 hits on Thursday! Normally a "good" day would only be about 20 hits. Hopefully it reminded everyone to drive carefully and defensively.
Another thing you often "hear" is that most accidents happen right near home. Sure enough, Matt was less than a mile from when he had his accident. Sandy's sad story, written on my comments page, reiterated how tragedy can happen just blocks from home. I have always been a seat belt nazi, regardless of whether I was driving 1 mile, or 10 miles, from home. People who don't use seat belts, or worse yet, don't buckle up their kids, really irritate me. Because it was never an option, my kids know to always buckle up, but I'm always shocked that when I pile five of my kids friends in my car I nearly always have to remind someone to buckle up. I never would have guessed that I would have to ask "Is everybody buckled?" to a bunch of teenagers just as I asked when they were tots. You'd think they'd all know better!