• Woody

Oreos and Jumper Cables

Updated: Apr 11, 2020

Day 410


Sometime in early June, we will be adding a new little person to our family.

Which means at least one of our vehicles will need to be capable of seating at least 6 people.

Which means we need a new vehicle.

So, this week, some car cleaning was in order, and I went to work.

Ace and Hope spend car detailing time chasing each other around in front of the garage and climbing in and out of the car that is not currently being vacuumed because Hope has a pretty severe case of zuigerphobia...fear of vacuums...apparently it's a real thing.

Wednesday, they decided to turn on all the lights in my car, effectively killing the battery. That was fun. We jumped it so that we could re-park it, and since I didn't drive it around to let the alternator do its thing, I got to give Mia a lesson in push starting a stick shift when I needed to go to the grocery store yesterday. More thoughts on stick shifts.

As it turns out, driving for 2 miles doesn't give it much of a charge, and after I got done cleaning and vacuuming it today, it was too dead for the push start. So we jumped it, and I took the kids on a little joy ride for battery charging purposes.

However, the dead battery fun was not that most exciting part of the day.

For the most part, while I was in the garage, the kids were running around unsupervised. Ace tapped me on the back of the leg, and I didn't think much of it until I took my headphones out and realized he was bawling.

While chasing Hope, he caught his foot on the curb and swan dived into the concrete...oops.

He has a nice raspberry on his chin, and he was not happy about it.

Additionally, he apparently thinks I'm some sort of all powerful being that could make it go away at a moments notice.

I gave him an Oreo.

Problem solved.

The moral of the story is threefold.

1. If the kids are running around unsupervised, I probably shouldn't have my earbuds in...not that I would have been able to prevent the swan dive, but I would have at least felt like a more responsible parent.

2 and 3. Always keep jumper cables and Oreos nearby. You never know when they might come in handy.

His Tough Guy Face



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