Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Little Things...

How has everybody been? It's been rather busy over this way as I am grappling with issues related to life, family, finances, career exploration...yada yada yada--I'm certain that I'm in that boat alone. Anywho...I thought I would cruise by Peruse & Ponder and dazzle you all with another Will & Damoe anecdote.

A couple of weeks ago, we were taunted with a bit of la primavera. The sun was beaming down and the breeze was pleasant. You could even "smell" spring in the air as the birds chirped and a few locals fired up their grills. The boys and I decided to take a ride. As we traveled on a main--very busy--road near our subdivision, we came to a red light, and had to sit there for what seemed to be an eternity. So, of course, the sun was brilliantly shining through the windshield...

Will: (Impatiently squirming and fighting the sun's glare) Dannng! How LONG is this light?!

Me: (With a silent chuckle) Will what's wrong? Is the sun too much for you? Usually when that happens, people do this (as I pull down the visor--then there's a long pause).

Will: (As if he had just discovered an invention of the upper echelon) Oh. My. GOODNESS!!! What the...? I never knew that's what that was for (the look of "wowness" transformed to utter astonishment and amazement)! Why didn't anybody tell me (looking at me as if I had kept the world's best secret from him)? WHOA, I thought that was just to hold papers and stuff up! And look, there's a light in there (as he tried to see if the light would stay on as he lifted and lowered the mirror flap--at least 3 times).

Me: (Chuckling a bit louder by now) Really Will? I'm sorry you didn't know that, but I am very happy to have made your day!

I take a gander in the rear-view mirror, and an impatient Damoe is sitting in the back seat rolling his eyes--pretending to ignore us--while singing along with the radio. Just then I turned onto another street heading south--and the sun is now coming through the passenger window...

Will: (After a sigh of disappointment while trying to shade the sun from the side of his face) Awww man!!! Well I guess it worked for a minute...

Me: Well, usually when THAT happens, people do this (as I unlatch the visor and shift it over to the passenger side window).

Will: (Absolutely tickled to DEATH!) Mom! This is the best thing EVER! Wow! It moves and everything?! This is awesome (he continues to move the visor back and forth--totally ignoring the sun now of course, because he is now equipped with knowledge that--intellectually--places him far above the rest)!

Me: You see Will, you learn something every day!

Damoe: (With a look that was a combination of sheer disgust and "do I really know these people, and if so, why am I related to them?" on his face as he sighed deeply before exclaiming) LOSERS!!!
It cracked. Me. UP!!!

10 comments:

EsLocura said...

ha, don't you just wish that as adults we were that easily amused? too cute

Tera said...

Es~I'm telling you...that will truly go in the archives. It certainly was as cute as can be! :-)

Susan said...

Classic. I am that easily amused, btw. ;)

Tera said...

Susan~:-) As am I!

Pamela said...

Don't you ever let your boys out of the basement? ;-)

integratedmemoirs said...

Cute

Nance said...

This reminds me of the time I had to bring the typewriter out to take care of some tax forms back when the boys were younger. They were absolutely amazed. "Wow! You don't even need A SEPARATE PRINTER! This is awesome!" Sigh. Made me want to find the old rotary dial phone....

Tera said...

Pamela~It doesn't seem like I do does it? LOL!

BCU~That's my boys! :-)

Nance~Now THAT is hilarious!!!

3GirlKnight said...

That's hilarious! Makes you wish you still had that fascination for the simple stuff, huh?

Tera said...

3GK~Right! Strangely...I really, kinda, sorta....DO! Shhhh! ;-)