Sunday, July 10, 2011

Who's Driving this Thing?

My grandparents always had a little John Deere mower and all of the grandkids rode it and drove it and generally thought it was the best thing ever. Occasionally, however, it bit us in the butt. One time in particular, my two younger siblings and I wanted to drive the tractor. The adults (my grandparents, parent and the next door great aunt and uncle) were sitting in the back yard in lawn chairs, enjoying the evening air, so they consented to let us ride together. I sat in the seat, along with my sister, who is three years younger than I am, and our brother, who is a full 7.5 years younger than me, sat on one of the wheel covers, and we ALL held on to the steering wheel. In retrospect, that was a bad plan. I had my feet on the pedal, there was just one, you pushed it to stop and let out to go, and I let up and off we went. Along the way, we got into an argument about which way to go, sister and brother wanted to go around both houses, while I want to go between the houses. A struggle ensued over the steering wheel and the result was a crash into the purple flox growing in the side flowerbed of my great aunt and uncle's house. The adults all thought it was pretty funny, except my parents, who were horrified at their offspring's behavior. Tractor riding was DONE for that visit, to say the least!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry ... too many quick typing miss-spellings. I'll try again:

    I can see the whole thing - especially the mixed responses of the adults. I'm afraid I would fall into the, "You will NEVER do that again" attitude of the parents and not the, "Ha, ha! Look at 'em go!" relatives. I'd be horrified if my kids did the same, but hopefully laugh about it eventually.

    Thanks for visiting Snapshots. :)

    There ... that's better. :)


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