Wednesday, April 16, 2008

maybe I should have asked the question first

“Can we go through the car wash?” Twin A. asks.

“Please?” Twin B. agrees.

“Sure!” I respond, grabbing an old apple from the backseat of the minivan while the gas tank fills up.

As we pull into the car wash, I ask, “Has baby b. ever been in one of these before?”

“Yeah,” Twin A. responds, “he HATES it.”

Sure enough, there’s baby b. in the backseat shaking his head vigorously, his eyes wide.

“Look! Bubbles!” I try to sound cheerful.

Baby b. will have none of it. Screaming, he continues to shake his head. “No bubble, no bubble!”

Poor kid probably needs therapy. Maybe I should have asked the question before driving into the car wash.

I’m off to the Festival of Faith and Writing early tomorrow morning, so will be offline for awhile. I would covet your prayers as I consider my next step in this writing journey.


chrissy said...

Woops! I know what you mean I had one that would cry and scream when we went in, and then all of a sudden it ended and he was ok with it!
Enjoy your trip!

Jenny from Chicago said...

Prayers on your "festival". It sounds so much more fun than workshop.

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

Hope you are having a wonderful time. I'll look foward to hearing how it has affected you when you return.

Anonymous said...

i had one that would scream high pitched crying screams if i turned on the windshield wipers...and we live in oregon for pete's sake.

hope the festival was fun.

Llama Momma said...

Chrissy -- thanks for your comment!

Jenny -- the festival has been fantastic. Have you heard of poet Mary Karr? I love this woman. I'm thinking you would love her too. (What is it that attracts me to sarcastic catholics??)

halfmom -- the festival has been an incredible inspiration to me. More about that soon!

Nancy -- Now that must have been fun. (UGH!) It's amazing how we survive these weird seasons, isn't it? The festival has been a blast. :-)

L.L. Barkat said...

'Twas so great to meet you at the Festival! I hope you write about some of your favorite things (moments) here.

Llama Momma said...

LL -- thank you, it was great meeting you as well!

Time to get out my notebook and sort out some of my reflections of the week. It will be hard to pick just a few "favorite" moments. :-)