Whack, whack, whack.... whack, whack, whack... whack, whack, whack
Driving my usual way, like a bat out of hell, quizzing Lucas for his sight word test, and feeding Reed his breakfast, we squeal up to the curb in front of the elementary school this morning with mere minutes to spare.
“Have a great day, I love you, nail those words, and go!” I frantically yell.
He flings open the door and jumps from the car. The guidance counselor is standing at the curb to greet him as she usually does in the mornings. She looks at me, smiles and says, “Hey Rachel, you have a charger cord hanging out your car door.”
I look down and instantaneously burst out laughing- “THAT.” I holler through the back seat, “is my life right now.” My manic laughter sends the boys into giggles as well. They don’t know what they are laughing at; they just know that mommy thinks something is hilarious so it must be hilarious.
"Whack, whack, whack" mirrors the hamster wheel we are caught on. Frantically running from one thing to the next, not really sure whether any of us are accomplishing anything. Not really sure whether or not we are moving forward, just that we are moving.
Am I running from something? Probably. Am I running to something? Doubtful. I’m just running.
Lucas brought home a drawing from school today that said “My family. I love you. I am sorry that dad died. Together we will be okay.”
Wow, I thought. Maybe I am doing something right.
Whack, whack, whack. That’s us. And that’s ok. It’s more than ok because according to Lucas “Together we will be ok.”
When you see a woman driving down the road like a bat out of hell, with some inanimate object hanging from her door, beating the heck out of her car, simply smile. Grab the laugh where you can. I’m not embarrassed in the least. I’m human. And frankly, the three of us will always have something hanging out our car doors.
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