Stuff I spend more time on than writing and blogging.
Recently, maybe in the past month or so, life has caught up with me, and I haven't kept up with my blogging. I've been doing the best I can at keeping the features going, but I need a little breather right now. So this week, I'm not posting a Friday Feature. One of the reasons why things have gotten a little crazy is because my middle son, you know, Superman--seeker of danger and excitement--has ramped up his level of activity. Taking care of him and advocating for him in his school has become a full time job. And it is very difficult to get OT out of a school system. But, I'm fighting the good fight. Anyone else parenting a sensory seeking child? *fist bump* (it looks an awful lot like ADHD, but isn't.)
Superman is doing lots of crazy things right now. I go to extreme measures to keep him safe.
Safe--behind bars (this was taken a few years back).
The crazy behavior reminds me of a contest that my family holds each year--The Bonehead of the Year Award.
The gist of the award is that smart people can do really dumb things. My family tallies up all the dumb things everyone does, and somebody wins! Weirdly, we all covet the award.
Nominated bonehead dumbness:
1. My step-mom once called 911 to report a possible bomb in a suitcase which she could see in the courtyard of her hotel. She had watched the suitcase from her window, and nobody had been near it for hours. After police inspected the suitcase, it was discovered that the suitcase was a suitcase statue, to compliment the man statue beside it. One would think that the bronze man would have been a give-away, but no. Bonehead.
2. My brother once spent all morning searching for the building complex in which he had a job interview, in Washington D.C. He hadn't taken note of the last part of the address, and evidently there were four identical addresses in the city, in the North, East, South and West. After visiting all four addresses, and completely missing his interview, he decided to not make a total waste of the day, so he went to a Staples, copied and collated his resume and cover letter, carefully placed the pages on the top of the car, and drove off, only to see all the fruits of his labor fluttering away behind him. Bonehead.
3. I once pulled into a gas station to check and see if I had packed my wallet into the car for a trip. The sun glare so blinded me, that I didn't realize that the gas station was under construction until I was dangling from my seatbelt--my car (and me) perpendicular to the road--in a ditch. A cop, already at the intersection because of an accident there (due to sun glare), walked to my car, and offered to call my aunt and uncle to nominate me for the award. You'll be relieved to know that I did, indeed, have my wallet. I didn't even win the award that year. Bonehead.
4. I once gave up my seat on a tiny plane in the middle of the night in a Spanish speaking airport (I think we were in the Canary Islands) in order to not abandon my very scared, very non-Spanish speaking friend who hadn't made our flight. I had no idea if they would allow me to take a seat on the next flight--I didn't know what the travel rules were there. Other dumb stuff I've done abroad? On Halloween night, in Paris, I picked a fight with a big burly guy who was harassing my friend. He grabbed my friend by the arm, and I shoved him away. Loyal Bonehead?
So, share! What dumb stuff have you done? What incident would win you Bonehead Award? Make me feel better as I try to keep my son from doing boneheaded, and possibly dangerous stunts!