Ninjas, Zombies and the Yellow Light Mystery
Last night Mr T and I pile in the car with the kids. (16) had batting practice so we headed to the cages.
I usually turn on the radio before we even back out of the driveway, but lately I’ve been leaving it off. I’ve discovered that since the kids have gotten older, the bickering back and forth of
“He’s touching me”
“She’s breathing on me”
has come to an end.
Even though the reign of backseat terror has come to an end, a new type of torture has emerged. They now challenge each other to see which one of them has the greatest intellect. This is where my entertainment comes in!
So, a know-it-all, a blonde, and a jock get into a back seat…..
This is the cast, I swear. (16) is a know-it-all who will duel to the death to prove he is right, even though he can clearly see that he is NOT. (12) is naturally a dirty blonde and fits the role well. We have dyed her hair brown in an attempt to redeem her intelligence but apparently the blonde is to the brain. (11) is naturally good at everything that he does but has the kind of personality where you could envision him crushing a beer can on his forehead.
Welcome to my car:
(mumbling went on in the backseat for a while and I hadn’t paid attention because Mr T and I were talking)
(12): Mom, what does a yellow light mean?
Me: It means to slow down because the light is about to turn red.
(12): (turns to 16) See? Oh, you got told. What now, huh? What now?
(16): No it doesn’t. That’s not what a yellow light means.
(11): Oh lord.
Me: Get over yourself son, that’s what a yellow light means.
(16): No it doesn’t. A yellow light means two things.
(12): No it doesn’t.
Me: Okay, what would those things be?
(16): A yellow light means either slam on the brakes or floor it.
(12 rolls her eyes, I chuckle to myself and 11 laughs out loud)
The conversation then quickly changes to a show called The Walking Dead that we’ve recently discovered. (12) sat down along with myself and Mr T to watch the first season. We fell in love with the show and had all 6 episodes done within two weeks. (16) has an intense fear of zombies and refused to sit down and watch it with us, but he insisted on needing to know the story line.
(16): (to 12) Did they get to the CDC?
Mr T: If you are not going to actually sit down and watch it with us then we are not going to take the time to explain it to you.
(16): I want to know what happened and I tried to sit and watch it but I can’t. You just don’t understand.
(12): It’s pretty sad that I am braver than you are.
(16): Um…I don’t think so.
Mr T: She’s the only one who will take the trash out in the dark.
(16): There could be zombies out there.
Me: Are you serious?
(11): Do you know what I do? When I get to the door, I remind myself that it didn’t happen before and it won’t happen now.
(16): Are you kidding me? That’s like saying “since I’ve been to this liquor store before and it wasn’t robbed, it won’t get robbed while I’m in it this time either”
LORD HELP US ALL IF HE RUNS FOR PRESIDENT
While at batting practice the entertainment continued. My kids were all blessed with my spectacular sense of humor. If they get bored, they usually find a way to entertain themselves.
What happens when you take a 12 year old girl to the batting cages. She gets bored.
Not only did she think it would be entertaining if she acted like a ninja, she also felt it necessary to run around informing everyone in the place of her new-found ninja status.
She gets it from me and I love her!