This is my Season.

"I know that there is nothing better for [me] than to rejoice and to do good in [my] lifetime; moreover that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor-- it is the gift of God."

Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Birds and Cars

A friend of mine reminded me of this event that happened last year.
I went shopping with three of my kids. At this time they were 3 years, 2 years, and 8 months. My first mistake was to go to a store that had single seat shopping carts. We safely make it out of the car. I'm holding my baby and some one's hand while we shuffle across the parking lot. I scoot the boys ahead of me to sit against the wall while I put the baby into the cart. As I'm strapping her in a bird flies right past us and lands in the street. Do you think my 2 year old stayed put? Oh no! He darts out for the bird!
"Stop" I yelled. He stops at the curb just as a car slows down. Whew. Danger adverted.
The car isn't moving on. "What?" I think. "I got him, no worries."
Just then I straighten up from scolding him and see my cart, with daughter strapped in, rolling over the curb into the street! AUGHHHHHHHH! I believe it took one step to sit my boy back on the wall and grab her at the same time.
As I compose myself, a lady who was watching this whole scene unfold, dares to say "You've got your hands full!"


carrie*postma said...

I remember that moment of yours! :0)

Anonymous said...

Next time (?!!) sit the boys in that chewed gum that people spit on the sidewalk...maybe they won't be able to get up.