your daughter's car getting hit, turned, smashed by a much bigger car.
and yet, since I was driving the car in front of this crash, and I was already stopped, all I could do was watch it unfold. fast. and then pull my car over and race back to almond joy's car which was by then front-ended into the snowbank on the right side of the road. the big white car that hit her had spun in the other direction (fortunately no oncoming traffic at that particular second).
I really wasn't distraught and losing it, but I was singularly focused on getting to my baby. holding on to her, crying with her, and then finding out that we're all ok. it's just broken car pieces scattered around us.
the driver from the next car back came up to see how we were, and said the police were on the way. the woman in the other car was crying and pretty upset, but not hurt either. so we began to settle down. I backed aj's car out of the snowbank and pulled it up behind mine. (we had just come from an appointment and were coming and going to different places. we also shared a milkshake at snuffy's before going on with the day). then the police came and it took awhile for a tow truck to come. doesn't look like aj's car is going to get fixed. it was old. we cleared all the stuff out of it. people stopped to ask if they could help.
I came home and skipped the wrestling meet and the FAFSA and mostly talked to insurance folks and tow company lots and went to bed with a heating pad and cuddled with my baby.
tomorrow's another day.