Shark Attack

Lately there has been a battle over who gets to drive whenever we go somewhere.  Shaun wants to drive everywhere with the top down on the Jeep because of the glorious weather.  KT wants to drive everywhere because it is a new skill and such a novelty for her. 

So when Mimi needed to be brought over to a friend’s house, a task that usually falls to me, we all ended up going.  Shaun had won this particular battle of “who gets to drive” (He is the dad  after all, which gets him all sorts of extra clout). 

We followed the curve around the fairly major arterial we were driving down and were stunned to find a car stopped in the middle of the road in front of us.  It looked like the elderly driver had crept out too far into the busy road and just stopped there and stared wide eyed at the huge Jeep bearing down on him.  

In a burst of adrenaline, Shaun laid on  his horn and, not having enough time to stop, drove around behind the driver, hollering at the poor man the entire time.   KT just looked at her father and calmly asked him if  that was an instance of road rage.  (I think he may have growled at her.)

On the way home we got to talking about the  driver of the car we had seen earlier.  Shaun thought he was old enough to know better than to be messing around that way and just thought he was a fool.  I gently suggested that he may have simply been confused and then panicked at the sight of the Jeep swiftly approaching.  KT, on the other hand,  had a different theory.  She suggested that maybe, just maybe he was stopped because he was so astonished at the man driving down the road wearing a huge shark hat…and the woman helpfully holding it on his head for him. 

shark

You didn’t really think I could get him to pose with it did you?

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19 Responses to Shark Attack

  1. tommiea says:

    I might stand staring with my mouth wide open if I saw that coming down the road at me!

  2. Jenster says:

    I wonder if the “Jaws” theme played in his head, too.

  3. Kell says:

    LMAO. That was hilarious. That KT is a clever one.

  4. Michelle says:

    Oh, yes I did! I was expecting a picture of Shaun with the hat.

  5. Frances says:

    I so want a shark hat.
    I’d love to wear it on the subway one morning!
    Thanks for the laugh.
    Frances

  6. Keshi says:

    **It looked like the elderly driver had crept out too far into the busy road and just stopped there and stared wide eyed at the huge Jeep bearing down on him.

    goshh!

    Keshi.

  7. Dorky Dad says:

    Oooh, a shark hat. Were you playing the “Jaws” theme?

  8. Stephanie says:

    OMG! That is so awesome!!! I want one! I want one! You guys are a family after my own heart. I use to get weird looks when walking Connor to the bus stop in the morning with Shrek ears on. WHA? Like anyone wouldn’t walk to the bus stop if they had Shrek ears? You know it had to be done!

  9. Susan says:

    tommiea~Somehow, I don’t think it would faze me one bit.

    Jenster~I hadn’t thought about that!

    Kell~It still seems wierd that she suddenly developed a more complex sense of humor.

    Michelle~He said he was too busy and might pose tomorrow….I wouldn’t hold my breath though…

    Frances~You crack me up…I can just imagineit on the subway. (Well, OK, subways still seem scary to this non NYer)

    Keshi~I know…

    Dorky Dad~I think it was Hendrix, does that count?

    Stephanie~You have Shrek ears??!! I want some!!

  10. Carol says:

    And he looked so harmless in yesterday’s (?) photo!

    Carol

  11. Pavel says:

    That is one very cool hat! I might have frozen in my tracks too if that was coming toward me!

  12. I wish the shark hat was sold here. =) hilarious!!

  13. mrs darling says:

    Was he really wearing that? How funny.

  14. Karina says:

    That poor little old man was having a heart attack at the sight of the shark man yelling at him…and here we all are laughing our butts off! 😉

    Poor guy!

  15. Becca says:

    *snort* too funny

  16. giveitatry says:

    I’m with KT on this one. The poor man was scared.

    Too funny!

  17. Jay says:

    Where ….. did he get that hat? I really think I need one of those.

  18. JennieBoo says:

    Oh my gosh!

    I would have stopped like the old fella, too! I’m terrifies of sharks….especially landsharks (thanks, SNL!)

    Wonder if he would’ve honked and yelled at me.

    The old guy probably wanted to “duck & cover” but couldn’t.

    Wow! What a story……

  19. wolfbaby says:

    I love and i do mean love KT’s thought on this… and might possibly happen to agree;)