Shannon Stacey

RTB day and shifter knobs

Today’s post is over at Romancing the Blog if you want to check it out!

In other news, here’s a little convo I had with the tall kid yesterday:

The setup: We’re in the Mustang, on our way to pick up the short kid from school. I was aggravated because our genius town personnel and police department decided to repaint crosswalks and traffic lines—-necessitating the rerouting and general screwing up of traffic—during our town’s rush hours (2:30-5). As we’re finally making our way across the main street, I hear a clunk, and there’s now a metal…something, sitting on the center console.

Tall kid: What’s that?

Me: Who knows? The car’s forty years old. Stuff’s gonna fall off now and then.

Tall kid: Isn’t that the button you have to push to put it in gear?

Me: Oh…crap. Yes

Tall kid: What does that mean?

Me: It means I can’t put the car in park.

Tall kid: How are we going to get [the short kid]?

Me: (realizing the tall kid doesn’t know enough about old cars to know it’s not that big a deal) You can hang out the window, grab him and drag him in as I go by.

A couple of minutes pass, during which I assume the tall kid has mentally returned to his home planet, where the sound of Mom’s voice is akin to a mosquito’s buzz.

Tall kid: What if his backpack hangs up and I drop him and the back tire runs him over?


OMG, I was dying. The child thought I was literally putting his little brother’s life in his hands. I’m such a bad mom. :rofl:

6 comments to “RTB day and shifter knobs”

  1. Jaci Burton
      · May 23rd, 2007 at 9:40 am · Link


    poor tall kid. all that responsibility


  2. Charlene
      · May 23rd, 2007 at 10:54 am · Link

    Tall Kid is Very Literal. Is he going to be an engineer, a scientist, or have a creative career? Lots of room in publishing for the OCD who can think through all the details of any scenario!:thumb:

  3. May
      · May 23rd, 2007 at 11:12 am · Link

    Shannon may want to smack me for putting this in her head, but I bet Tall Kid would notice a seventh arm in a menage scene. (I blame this on Charlene, btw)

  4. Selah March
      · May 23rd, 2007 at 11:27 am · Link

    Did somebody say “bad mom?”

    Up against the Deadline From Hell last night, I made sure that everyone in the house was squared away with everything they needed before locking myself in my office. I emerged at bedtime for kisses, whereupon my son accosted me with big, accusing eyes.

    “You forgot to make dinner.”

    Right. Because back at four o’clock when I locked that door, dinner wasn’t even a blip on the horizon.

    Don’t call Child Protective just yet. I’ll do better tonight, I promise. :tomato:

  5. Anna Louise Lucia
      · May 24th, 2007 at 4:10 am · Link

    Oh Lord… and it sounds like Tall Kid was totally up for the challenge…. ggg He’s a god, you know that, right?

  6. Mad
      · May 24th, 2007 at 6:14 pm · Link

    :lmao: So funny! My Demon would probably say something like that too… :lmao:

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