I had a memory lapse the other day. It was from lack of sleep but it scared me. At the time, I thought something was really wrong with me. After calling my physician, I was reassured that lack of sleep can do that and he called in something called Ambien for me. But, I digress.....
The memory lapse made me wonder 'what if my memory were going'? Did I tell the kids about the funny things they said growing up? And after thinking about it, my conclusion was 'Yes, I did tell them, but what if they don't remember those things after I've died? Who will tell their children those stories......the ones that make every family get together more enjoyable because of the history of funny little things?
So, I decided to write them down so there is a record.
My oldest son was 4 years old when making his first trip on an airplane. I was traveling alone with 3 small children ages 7, 4 and 2 1/2. After settling in our seats and having survived lift off, someone pushed the flight attendant assist button. As those of you who have flown know, the button sounds very similar to a doorbell. Upon hearing the bell, my 4 year old says, in a not quiet voice, "Hey MOM, Avon even calls up here?" Needless to say everyone near enough to hear was laughing and looking!
Another time, as we were on our way to visit my sister we drove by a rather large cemetery where there was a section set aside for the military. There were statues of military personnel from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. The statues were all facing the American flag and saluting. My daughter, age 12, asks us "Is that where they bury the dead soldiers?" No, honey, that's where they bury the live ones, the dead ones get buried in Arlington National Cemetery!
And then there was the time our youngest while riding in the back seat with his friend, was explaining about another friend and friend's sister and where they went to live after their mom and dad divorced. He told his friend that "they all live in a 'condom' now!" Try not laughing when you hear a child say that! Gee, it must have been pretty crowded in there!
These are just a few of them that readily come to mind. I'm getting tired as I took by magic night time pill, so I will turn in and remember more for another time.