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Children think they know.. but they have noooo idea!

Another one bites the dust

Saturday night, 11:15pm, Dylan is asleep in the backseat, my brother is falling asleep in the front seat, I am driving home from my aunts house after a family gathering. My brother and I had been raising our eyebrows at a funky noise coming from the hood of my car. When I pressed the gas we heard a clicking/flapping sound. Bro thought a belt was loose, no biggie, we will check it out tomorrow.

HAH!! My car had another plan for us. It died. Battery light comes on, check engine light comes on, and my car turns off. I immediately turn my flashers on and start laughing!!

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By the way, we are on the freeway, crossing the bridge over Lake Washington. There is no shoulder. So I’m stopped in the right lane. And for some reason, everyone was out driving across the bridge at this time! Oh yea, I caused a backup.

Smart drivers who saw my flashers got into the next lane right away, but there still were a few brainiacs who got right up behind me, as if expecting me to all of a sudden start my car and drive off.

Luckily a state patrol came along and was able to push us to the next exit, where we met up with the tow truck and my mom who came to our rescue.

Mechanic says that the engine is toast. So with the thought waves of my mom assisting my own, we decided that I need a new car! Well duh.. But a reeeaaaalll new car!

So here I am, car-less for a few days, driving my dad’s car to work while he is out of town, and graciously accepting if anyone would like to give me a 2011/2012 mid size SUV 😉

Wish me luck on car shopping!!

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If you leave the water running..

If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he’ll probably ask for a straw..

I think that most everyone knows this story. Or a similar one.. If you give a moose a muffin, he’ll want jam to go with it.

Dylan requsted a bubble bath last night. I proceeded to fill the tub, and when i turned off the faucet Dylan insisted there wasn’t enough water. When I told him we didn’t want the tub to overflow, I immediatly saw the wheels turning in his head…

"Mom.. if the bath tub overflows, then the bathroom will flood"
Yes it will
"And  if the bathroom floods, our house with flood"
Thats right
"And if the house floods, we can't live in it anymore"
Sure can't
"Then we will be cavemen.. and have to live in our car."
Er...welll...
"And if we live in our car, we can drive our house"
uhh.. I guess
"But then we might get lost!"
ookkaaayy...
"So we don't want the bathtub to overflow. I don't wanna get lost."
Good thinking.
"Im always right mom."

Huh.. I just nodded and smiled.

4 year olds really do say some interesting things! And they don’t realize that sometimes we just want to start cracking up. But you don’t want it to seem like you are laughing at your child.. so you just have to nod and smile.

I really do enjoy listening to Dylan’s silly stories. I find myself asking the following, in order to keep the story going and to see what Dylan comes up with next:

"And then what happens?" 
"Is that possible?!"
"What did you do next?" 
And one of our favorites is: "Did he explode?"

 

I really should do a better job of writting down all the silly stories and phrases he says.. It would get a good laugh in a few years!

 

Hope everyone is having a good Friday the 13th 🙂

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