Thursday, June 04, 2009

Alive and Kicking

How many times does this happen to you? It's morning and there's a 16-month old baby on the changing table. You put his right leg into a pair of pants and then you move in for the left leg but the baby decides now is a good time to show you what a soccer star he's going to grow up to be and starts kicking furiously. So much so that by the time his left leg is in his pants his right leg is out of them. So you go back to the right leg but the same thing happens again, left leg out, right leg in, left leg in, right leg out. You keep going back and forth and it's like you're trying to dress an uncooperative octopus who is soon to be diagnosed with ADD.
And it's funny but frustrating because you know there's another 16-month old who is also waiting to get dressed and while he's been waiting he's taken all the tupperware out of the middle drawer in the dining room and you look around because even though the bathroom is small you're sure there's got to be a hidden camera.
When it's time to put everyone in their car seats it's the same thing all over again. Except this time it's with arms and five-point harnesses instead of legs and pants, and instead of hidden cameras it's Google Earth that you're sure is watching

song: Alive and Kicking • artist: Simple Minds

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