Monday, March 31, 2008

What Are The Odds....SERIOUSLY!!!!!!

I know I haven't had a post in a while. I guess not much was happening over this way. Either my kids were being especially well behaved OR they were saving up for something especially shocking and special. Let's just say it's the latter of the two.

So, I'm just going to throw some things out there first. What do you think the odds of a 3 year old figuring out how to drive a golf cart? Ok, maybe not too high for some.

What do you think the odds are of a 3 year old driving a golf cart into a parked car. Again, may not be that high with some kids (depending on their personality), but still higher than the last odds.

Switching gears. What do you think the odds are of you ever seeing an Aston Martin ($185,000 car) just sittin' around? I've never seen one before in real life...ever.

Now, what do you think the odds are of a 3 year old almost driving a golf cart into the first Aston Martin you've ever seen? I'm just going to guess - shockingly high.

And then I'd say, Landon officially conquered those odds. I've never seen my husband look so scared to death in his life than after he physically grabbed the golf car and manhandled it away from a car that cost more than our house and two cars combined!

After church on Sunday, we had a lovely lunch with my family - sister and brother in law included! The kids ate well and didn't get into too much trouble. (I should have known thing things were eerily weird). We go outside and while the valet was bringing my parent's car up, we let Landon and Olivia sit in one of the golf carts parked near the porticache - of course, completely supervised by Robert and Mac (my brother in law). Totally unaware that the key was in the cart and the golf cart was on, Robert and Mac were chatting and heard the brake "clunk" off. Before they even knew it, they were stopping the cart however they could - i.e. throwing their bodies between the goft cart and car. (note: they are in coat and tie)

I was more scared about my kids getting thrown off of the golf cart and into the road than any parked cars. That is until we realized what kind of car it was!!! When I told Robert that I was more worried about them getting hurt, his response was, "I have insurance on them - I don't have insurance on a 3 year old driving a golf cart into an Aston Martin!"

Robert said on our way home that the look in Landon's eyes was priceless. He also had a look of shock and awe. Like, he knew that wasn't supposed to happen - and he wasn't trying to make it happen either.

Thanks goodness it wasn't Lacey and I standing there in our Sunday dresses! And that it was Mac and Robert who were physically strong enough to stop the runaway golf cart with my precious cargo in it.

Oh, and if you're wondering what an Aston Martin looks like, I was able to snap a picture.

Luckily, no one (or car) was injured in this freak accident/event.


  1. YIKES! You never know what they will get into!!!


  2. That is HILARIOUS! I was unable to breathe until I saw "almost". Way to go, Robert and Mac!

  3. Oh my goodness!!! I know your heart was racing!!! I am glad the kids and the car are okay!

  4. Oh my gosh, my heart is racing just hearing this story! I wish we had been eating lunch sunday to see ya'll ;) Bud would've helped stop that cart too!

  5. Oh my!! Close call!! I'm glad the kids (& the car) are ok!!

  6. Lindsay - this is a great story! I wish I had been there to see Robert and Mac ... not to mention Landon! How funny!


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