Monday, June 25, 2007


Every now and then I will do something that is deemed "cool" by my otherwise eye-rolling kids. Today was one of those days. On Mondays, while the kids are in gymnastics, I usually sit in the van with the windows rolled down, saturated in a good book. I love that little time of peace and quiet while my boys burn off some of their abundant energy. I could be a good Mom and sit up in the mind-blistering heat near the ceiling of the gym (which is where they so kindly have the risers placed for our viewing pleasure), but I usually pass.
So anyway, I decided to give the boys a blast from the past and ride home with the windows rolled down. These air-conditioned kids didn't know what hit them! They were whooping and hollering like they were in a lost episode of The Dukes of Hazard. If nothing else, I am sure we sounded like the Clampetts coming around the corner. It was hilarious to listen to them giggle and laugh and see their hair all wind-blown. Of course, always armed with my camera, I snapped a picture so that you could see what I was seeing...LOL!

Have a great day everyone!


Caroline said...

Were you DRIVING and taking the picture at the same time???

Your crazy!

Wish my hugeormous purple bus would allow me to roll the windows down.

Looks fun and GREAT picture!!

Gayle said...

(hanging head in shame) ~yes~
BUT, I was looking at the road when I snapped it. I took 3 *while looking at the road* and this was the only one where he was centered...LOL!

Gayle said...

I could always use a few extra Cool-Mom points so we'll try the windows down thing and see if my kids are as impressed as yours.

And, i know this is a vain question but....what about your hair? I can't stand having my hair blow up my nose and all over my face.

penny1010 said...

That is a great picture!!! What fun!

nsremom said...

Did you know you're a hard gal to track down? You've been leaving some awesome comments on my blog, but when I click on your name it says.....I can't view your profile, as you have it listed as unviewable. (pronto.....change that! or you'll never get new commenters)

Well, I didn't know who you were! (now I do....)So I took your mention of the 'other' gayle and searched HER comments to find you.

Now, that's determination. (Emily means determination in Greek)

Not really.

Anyways, I'm putting you as a bloglines friend so I can peruse your blog musings.

I was a former gymnastics mom too! and yes, those ceilings are ridiculously hot.

Sherry said...

When we do this, Emme calls it a "wind party" :D


Irritable Mother said...

Isn't it just the best when our kids see us as "cool"?
Congrats on your *coolness*!

The Bullocks said...

Oh what fun!!!

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