Why Can’t Every Day Be Like This….

Have you ever had a day where you just can’t help but thinking, ‘Why can’t everyday be like this’….I went into work, counted a few things, filed a few papers, and when that was done, I ran some errands, made a couple check marks on the never ending To-Do List and then I went home….I get all the glamorous jobs at home, like for instance, cleaning the Oscar’s bathroom, truth be told, I clean all the bathrooms, there are some jobs that I just don’t trust to He Who Thinks Bathrooms Are Self Cleaning….anyways, I digress, while I was bending over cleaning Oscar’s bathroom, I got the creepy feeling that someone was watching me, since I was home alone I ignored it, until…..I looked up and, ‘Jeepers! Holy Moley! You’re quiet! Hi!’ (cause I tend to talk fast when I’m surprised)… standing in the doorway was Dash, “Hi! My Mom says we can go on a bike ride! Violet is upstairs looking for you.” ….and before Mrs. Parr has a chat about boundaries, I left the garage door open so Dash could park his bike next to mine, and I’m 99.9% sure they did knock, because the always do. When I didn’t answer, I will bet the farm that they went into super hero mode and were coming in to rescue me from whatever Evil Being had me tied to a chair, threatening to destroy me with an “Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator” (Love Bugs Bunny) unless I told him everything I know about the Parr’s….but since that didn’t happen, I finished my chore, left Oscar with a clean bathroom, and Dash, Violet and I, helmets and flip-flops on, headed out for a bike ride….aka I think they were actually on a Neighbourhood and Area Reconnaissance Mission, because we looked at everything. Dash checked out all the big puddles in the ditch, to make sure no one was hiding using a reed for a breathing tube, there wasn’t. We went past the bear poop full of berries, had a big discussion on that, Violet read every sign so she kept us informed as to where we were on the Solar System, and when we got to the sun, we took a hard left on the new pavement and went straight into, what could have been a very scary situation…. A big truck parked on the road, hoses coming out of it, at least 6 guys manning the hoses, and spraying green stuff all over. Chemical warfare? Dash and Violet were curious but not scared, so I knew it was ok. They were just hydroseeders, seeding the sides of the walking path. The kids went by really slow, never taking their eyes off them, just in case, and then a lot of questions all the way to the water station, where we stopped and shared a drink. Onward past the new school, when asked if they thought they would be going to the new school, one said yes, and the cautious one said, no. I’m sure Helen knows.  All the way to the Tire Shop and a quick visit with Mr. Blue who was just back from saving a client from a tire emergency, checked out ‘All the tires’ and we were on our way back home, after I assured them, ‘It’s all downhill from here’….Past the new school, checked out the seeder guys who were almost done, it may have been mentioned that we could have had lawn way quicker if we would have got them guys. Ya, ya…. Dash decided that we needed to clean up the path so armed with a dog-poop bag, we picked up the bear poop, berries and all, deposited in a garbage can, and then Violet led us on a new way home, despite Dash’s comments that, ‘You don’t know where you’re going!’. She did! We arrived home safe and sound. I’m pretty confident that neighbourhood and area is free of evil and bear poop….but it may have been suggested that we keep an eye out for more bear poop today…Ya, all in a days work, just supervising the super-heroes as they keep our little piece of the world safe…

Mr. Incredible: No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again. Sometimes I just want it to stay saved! You know, for a little bit? I feel like the maid; I just cleaned up this mess! Can we keep it clean for… for ten minutes!

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