Last week we had tickets to go to the Rangers and Red Sox game. It’s one of the games I absolutely insist upon every year. Ed forgot when we had baseball tickets, so he ended up doing an all-day continuing education class less than a mile from the Ballpark at Arlington. Because of that, I ended up with a long drive ahead of me with a couple of little munchkins in the backseat after working all day.
After driving for a full fifteen minutes, I was getting a little tired so I decided that I’d get the boys talking. What better time and way to have a sweet evening with my little cherubs? The sky was a beautiful shade of blue and the clouds looked like cotton candy in the sky. To get a sweet conversation started, I asked the boys to tell me what the clouds looked like to them, if they saw any shapes in the sky.
Boy #2 started with his description first. “I see an elephant.”
Aww!! My sweet boy!! He saw an elephant in the clouds!
He wasn’t finished.
“And the elephant has his trunk pointed at a hawk’s butt and the hawk is farting so the elephant can sniff up the fart!”
They both erupted in laughter. My sweet parenting moment was ruined!
I groaned and they took my groan as an invitation to continue.
“There’s an alien’s head in the sky!”
“There’s a letter T and a bear. It stands for teddy bear!”
“There’s a dinosaur on your side, Mommy. It’s just opening it’s mouth. No, he’s eating the crown of a king!”
“Three horses being shot at the same time by a number 3!”
“I see a Megalodon eating a queen conch!”
What’s a mother of boys to do? I laughed with them. It’s not like I was shocked by their imaginations.
Later during the drive, I asked them what they wanted to eat at the game. Boy #1 spoke up first, “I’m going to eat garlic flies and a hot cat and a hambooger!”
“That’s a lot of food, boy!” I said.
“Well Mom, I’m a hungry boy!” he replied. Then he shrieked in disgust, “Eww, Mom! He ate some of my hair!”
I should’ve expected this. It’s not like I’ve never met my boys before.