Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Most Frightening Thing In All the Land

We torture our kids for fun. We figure it toughens them up for the real world. No one out there is not going to coddle them and wipe their tears. I figure we are doing them a service.
We live in the land of snow and ice and SALT. We have to keep our vehicles fairly clean or risk them rusting out from under us. We go through the car wash about once a month in the winter. Every time we go, Mark assures me he will be fine.

"I like the car wash, Mama." he says

"Really" I say "You won't cry this time. You will be OK?"

"Yep" is the answer I get.

But inevitably he cries just as soon as the doors close. The point of no return. Hands and arms and little boys inside the car at all times so to speak.
I usually hold him on my lap. This helps some.

Anna used to like the car wash. But she saw her brother's reaction one too many times. When we went through the other day, there were tears. We were almost done though so she stayed in her seat.

Yep, children torturers. That's us. We like it that way.

We are almost there on my food drive. Thank you so much for telling people. It really means a lot to me.

The first picture is courtesy of Google Images. The other two were taken with my phone. I love that thing but it doesn't take the best pictures. Better than no pictures at all though.


Gina said...

Awww! Poor kids! Anna looks so cute and grown up in that picture, despite the fact that she is terrified :)

Nap Warden said...

OMG...they look absolutely frightened! I can't remember if it scared me as a kiddo:P

Memarie Lane said...

lol love the look on anna's face. we like to torture our kids too, but we have to be careful about what they actually believe. the other day max was eating a hamburger with a sesame bun and i told him that if he planted one of the sesame seeds he could grow a hamburger tree. he was really disappointed when i told him i was joking.

Burgh Baby said...

Alexis freaks the heck out at the car wash as well, which is all the more reason to go frequently. Good times!

dlyn said...

Riley is scared of the car wash too - he prefers to stand in front a of a firing squad really, and you know how he feels about guns going off. :)

Weezee said...

yup my dog children all look pretty much just like Mark and Anna in the car wash. Can you imagine Tasha's flying nun ears! We could lift off if there were a breeze in there.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Oh my gosh...that brings back a memory that I'd forgotten ALL about. Lorelai used to SCREAM bloody murder when we went through a car wash. I can't remember about Legare but as he was pretty zen about most things I doubt that he got upset.