Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Do You Know What Sound a Soccer Ball Makes When It's Run Over by a Minivan?

Like a gunshot.

When I picked Sam up from school yesterday, all of the kids were outside playing. There are three different buildings for the different age groups, and each playground was filled to the brim. When the woman parked next to me pulled out, she accidentally ran over some athletic equipment. And everyone hit the fucking deck. Teachers started yelling, kids started screaming.

Except for one kid, who just happened to be looking in our direction. He started laughing.

It's hard to imagine someone firing a gun in the midst of preschoolers, but not impossible. It only took a few seconds for everyone to realize what had happened, but they were seconds filled with terror.

When I buckled the kids into the car after that, I made sure they were buckled extra-snug.

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susan said...

Yikes. Glad it was no more than a soccer ball... I can only imagine how long those few seconds felt!

Amy Jo said...

It was super scary, and not in a Halloween kind of way.

Arizaphale said...

Yea, a netball makes the same sound. Luckily it was in our garage. There was this terrible incident in Scotland the year the BA was born, wish I could remember the name of the place. Some retard walked into an infant school and shot a whole class of 5 year olds and their teacher. Its hard to be flippant about the whole thing.

Anna said...

So scary. Eeek!