Do any of you remember 101 Dalmatians? I was sitting in my car today, I must confess eating a Costco Combo Pizza and drinking a Pepsi, and watching people going to and from their cars. I was eating there because I was trying not to be late to my next errand, however, today I was glued to my car, something that seems to becoming more and more of a tendency in my life.
I was suddenly reminded of 101 Dalmatians today and the scene in the park where you watch different dog owners and get to laugh at how each of the dog owners have morphed into looking just like their dogs. As I watched the car owners go to the cars that they belong to I was oddly aware that they look just like their cars. Now, I must confess that my humor and creativity is on the warped side of things, so what looks like one thing to me, probably doesn’t look like that to someone else. However, I watched an outdoorsy kind of man walk across Costco’s parking lot and step into a four door Ford Truck. Ha! There was a Mom wearing 3/4 jeans and a stylish relaxed fit blouse, followed around by a couple of teens or maybe a tween- wasn’t sure he could have been 12- and they followed her right up to a perfectly matched SUV. So, you get the picture.
I wondered at that moment if I looked like my car. I was actually driving my husband’s SUV. This summer, all three of my teens have jobs and we only have two cars and only one teen driver. I’m hoping my middle son will be driving soon, but that doesn’t help with the car problem. So that explains that constant occupation of my backside in the driver’s seat. It seems that in this age, we’ve replaced walks in the park with our dogs with races down main street in our look-a-like vehicles rushing to get our children and family’s to their many assorted activities, and cramming our individual errands into spare time in-between. Yesterday, I’m ashamed to say, I burned through 1/2 a gallon of gas, and I don’t even live in a big town! We just have a busy family of three teens with three jobs, a husband who has to get to work, and then their’s my own freelance writing business that’s starting hopefully to take off. Thankfully, I can get inspiration for my blog in interesting places like Costco’s parking lot, watching interesting people get into their interesting look-a-like vehicles before they are off to their next hopefully interesting errand. Life! What a fascinating portfolio to write about!
Time to turn the key in the ignition. We’re off to the races!