Friday, October 16, 2009
Fun and Games with Jenners
Jenners loves a good game that sparks our creativity. You can always count on Jenners to add some fun to your day!
Over at Life with a Little One and More, she challenges: "Write a short story based on a moment in your life that imagines what would have happened if you had made a different choice at that moment."
I couldn't come up with any big life changing moment for this story. I wish my life had a little more drama to share :) Digging in my archives, I decided to share my "what if" scenario about how different my driving life with my husband would be if I never accidentally took off my rear view mirror with the side of my house. When it comes to my driving mishaps, my husband has a memory like an elephant. Everything else seems to escape his mind. For example, he may look stumped if you ask for my conversation topic from three minutes ago :) If I hear him chuckle one more time about the unfortunate demise of my rear view mirror, I think I'll take the first boat to Aruba.
Let's pretend that I park perfectly every time. I swing into spots with expertise and confidence. The garage is no longer my nemesis. I can get my minivan past all the bikes, tricycles, basketball hoops, miniature cars and hula hoops without any scratches or dents. My kids will praise my superior parking abilities when friends brag about their dads. All of a sudden, I will be Super Mom, Queen of all Parking. Bring on the tightest spot and I will parallel park with finesse. No more searching for a HUGE space where no one is looking. My bumper sticker would read, "I park, therefore I am."
Here's my fantasy conversation with my enlightened husband who appreciates his wife's natural parking prowess:
Lumbering slowly up my mother's extremely narrow street in the Bronx. Picture 4 complaining and potentially bickering children. Husband points out a parking spot in the distance.
Husband: There's one. Go for it. You could do it blindfolded.
Wife zooms into space in seconds. Wife: That was easy.
Husband: Wow. I'm lucky to have such a gifted wife who maneuvers this big, clunky van so gracefully. You know I think I'll let you drive all the time. You park better than me anyway. (If he read this last sentence, I think he would choke on his ravioli :)
Well, there you go. Pure fantasy. I would truly fall over if my husband ever said anything like that to me. I think I would assume that aliens took over his body! Parking may not be my thing, but I'm a pretty good mama acrobat when it comes to looking for a dropped toy or passing out snacks to the rambunctious passengers in the back.
Jump over to Jenners' fantastic blog to join in the fun!