By now you’ve probably seen or heard about the You Tube video below: Family Home Destroyed by Avalanche – Children to Blame. If not check it out now:
There’s no way this really happened. I cannot believe this mom is that calm. It seems much more likely that this is some type of ploy like Balloon Boy. If this is real then I need to know what meds this mom is on and I need a prescription for the same.
If this happened at my house, my first thought would NOT have been to grab a camera and post it on You Tube for others to enjoy. I would have locked my children in their room and called 911. The call would have gone something like this: “Hello, please send a police car, an ambulance and DSS (Department of Social Services) to my house immediately. 2 children’s lives and their mama’s sanity are at stake. Hurry, I don’t know how strong these bedroom locks are.”
Ok, just to put this in perspective let’s assess what happened in my own home last weekend. My husband went to the grocery store – God bless him – so I wouldn’t have to. Now when my husband brings in the groceries, he believes that it should be done in one trip whether he bought $10 worth or $110. So in he comes with 12 bags hanging from his arms and fingertips. All of a sudden one bag goes SPLAT! He immediatlely loudly utters an expletive beginning with SHH and ending in IT. It was of course the bag with the dozen eggs.
Let’s analyse the situation. It was only 1 dozen eggs and although you heard the cracking they were not loose all over the floor. All 12 were contained within their foam carton and inside a grocery bag. Upon further inspection, only 8 of the dozen eggs were cracked. While I was wailing and gnashing my teeth and expounding on the fact that my husband should completely revise his grocery carrying strategies, he found a container and placed the 8 eggs into it. (I need to add that he did all this without breaking any yolks. That’s kind of impressive when you think about it.) There was no mess for me to clean up, all 12 are still edible and the damn eggs only cost $0.89 to begin with but I was still furious!
Perhaps I overreacted just a bit to my personal situation, (hell my name is Angry Middle Age Woman after all) but if those eggs were strewn all over my living room and my house destroyed I could not, would not be calm like this mother. And where the heck did this woman keep her flour anyway? I know toddlers can get into all kinds of situations in the blnk of an eye, but really? I mean really??
Maybe I’m just too old. It would never occur to me that a busted dozen eggs or empty bag of flour could win me a spot on reality TV. I would just be one angry mother.
Ya’ll put up your flour and carry your eggs carefully this weekend. See you again on Monday.