Thursday, April 26, 2012
I Love Being An Aunt!
My sister's son, her firstborn, me dear sweet baby nephew, turned 16 years old today!!!! I'm still mad at my sister, 16 years later, that she missed having him on my birthday by one day. She should have pushed harder.
I just got off the phone with her and Hale passed his driver's test today. Check out his new ride!!!!! My sister bought him a Jeep!!! Okay, technically, she's saying it's not HIS, she's just letting him drive it every single day to school and it's their fourth car. But it's not HIS.
"He better not wreck it!", she told me yesterday on the phone.
I started laughing so hard, I was choking. I am STILL laughing today. He better not wreck it? I wrecked my car the day after I got it! I mean, literally, THE NEXT DAY!!!
My mom gave me the car on my birthday, and I wrecked it on the way to school the next day!!! I turned left in front of the quarterback and he slammed into me in his Pontiac Trans Am, right outside the school parking lot. I didn't get ticketed because he was hauling butt through the desert and flew through the dirt on the side of the road, on the wrong side of the road, so technically it wasn't my fault. I had like 10 people in the car, too. I kept picking people up and everyone was sitting on top of each other.
That was just the first car I wrecked. I also totaled a Mazda RX7 before I turned 19.
I didn't get ticketed for that one either because an old man from Sun City turned left in front of me when I was running a yellow light. That car was so low to the ground, he swore he never saw me. The whole front of the car buckled like an accordion, but I didn't get so much as a scratch.
I also got rearended in a Nissan Pulsar when I was 21. I was hit by a drunk driver and had my Mercury Topaz totaled in Vegas when I was 25.
Greg's dad used to tell me he thought he was going to get fired from Ford because they gave him a leased car every year to drive as a perk and his three sons wrecked every single one!!!
So when I wished my nephew a Happy Birthday today, I asked him, "Are you taking it to school tomorrow?"
"I don't think my mom will let me.", he said.
"I would TOTALLY let you if I was your mom. Your mom is so strict!!!!"
"I know, isn't she?", he said.
"Yes! You have the strictest mom EVER!"
Being an Aunt is like the funnest thing ever!!!
For the record, I'm not going to let my sister talk to my kids at all when they are teenagers. At all!