Wednesday, November 2, 2011

yes, i really did number 22

Last weeks writing prompt with Mama Kat's writer's workshop was to write a list of the 22 THINGS I had done. This week I can take one of those things and elaborate. The choice was easy, because I really did # 22 and a few people commented on it!

Here's what they said.

ARIANA said, "now # 22 is just crazy!!!" in her comment. An my friend MARK said in his "#22!" " Seriously?" " Were you strapped in?" "That's craziness!!!"

Let me explain since not only am I not crazy, I am actually the most normal person I know. I plead tired step-mother with a touch I didn't have a clue! What to know what #22 is, read on?!

You see I married young and my husband had three little kids, they lived with him so I became an instant Mom, I was barely 22 at the time.  Full of myself I jumped in head on into the step-mom thing. Some people might think that's crazy but that's not #22, continue reading.

When their Mom picked them up it was alone time for my husband. After all most married couples get years of privacy before kids but not us, alone time was weekends only.

So here's the story, we had only been married for a few months but on this particular weekend we decided to get away.  I cuddled up next to my husbands warm body while he was driving and fell asleep, it was a short distance to our destination but I went out like a light. I should say at this point I am not normally a napper.

A few months later on weekend afternoon after a romantic encounter hubby came back into the bedroom and sat on the bed eating a cold piece of pizza and drinking a beer. Being a big lover of pizza and beer I was rather surprised when I felt a rather strong urge to jump out of the bed, run to the bathroom and throw up. Dizzy and in a cold sweat I sat on the camode and just knew that I was pregnant.  Then the light went on for the reason my lights went out and I....  fell asleep on the back of a motorcycle.22

I received one more comment about #22, it was from JACKIE and she asked, "Oh my goodness, how do you fall asleep on the back of a motorcycle?" 

My answer to her would be; I was at the time an exhausted step-mother who didn't have a clue she was pregnant, and apparently that meant I could sleep anywhere; even on a motorcycle!


  1. Bwhahaha!!! I remember vein able to fall asleep in random places too but never on a motorcycle. That is crazy!!! And makes for an awesome story!

  2. Oh, yes. That would explain it!

  3. Too funny! Sorry for laughing at your expense.

  4. This is so funny! I cannot imagine falling asleep on the back of a motorcycle!! too funny!

  5. I can't even fathom that. And I'm pregnant with my third child. I KNOW exhausted but this is something else entirely!

    So glad you lived to tell the tale, Jen.

  6. I am so glad that you did not fall off that thing!

  7. I realized I was pregnant the second time around when I passed out cold at 3 in the afternoon with 5 kids running & yelling around me. Not as exciting, but I get this!

  8. Thanks everyone! I should probably say that my Mother was not amused and the motorcycle was sold shortly there after because she was REALLY upset! And we know how mom's and dad's can be, right?

    My hands were tucked deep inside my husbands leather jacket so I wasn't going anywhere,but it probably wasn't the brightest or safest thing I've ever done.

    Appreciate the comments!


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