Wednesday, August 13, 2008

An Evening in the Life of a Minivan Mom

Put car seats in car.
Put kids in car.
Buckle kids.

Drive to Wendy's.
Unbuckle kids.
Take kids out of car.

Eat Frosty, Fries, Chicken Nuggets, Cheeseburger.
Watch kids play with food.
Watch Jacob discover he doesn't like bacon on his burger.
Watch Jacob spit out burger.
Watch Chloe spoon her Frosty and test gravity.

Back to car.
Put kids in car.
Buckle kids in car.


Unbuckle kids.
Take kids out of car.
Enter Target.
See dollar items.
Irresistible tutu for Chloe.
Choose Pink or Purple.
Pink always wins.
No tutu for Jake - toy instead.
Bread, juice, chocolate, checkout.


Scramble back to car.
Buckle kids.
Zoom. Zoom.

Soccer Field Ahead!

Unbuckle kids.
Take kids out of car.
Sign Jacob in.
"Play Ball!"
Kick ouch Kick Kick ouch Kick.
Take Chloe to potty.
Tinkle Tinkle Tinkle.
"I did it!"
Hoist up to sink.
Soap Water Scrub.
Air dry hands.

Storm is coming.
Clouds are spinning.
Raindrops falling.

Back to car.
Get in car.
Buckle kids in car.

Drive home.
Unload kids.
Unload bread, juice, chocolate wrappers.
Take car seats out.
Warm summer rain.
Everyone gets wet.

Wave to kids.
Kids blow kisses.
Heart expands.

What a lovely evening.
Let's do it again soon.


  1. I love your posts. I swear you have a calling for writing great blogs. You should do it for a living:)

  2. you will be home soon em - just hang tight! you can be a minivan mom for a night too!