Best $12 Ever!

The lively tune played on repeat as we neared the entrance. Two of my grandchildren were in the back seat bouncing along to the beat and singing to the chorus. They were as excited as we were for this excursion on the first hot day of the year. Where does one take two preschoolers when it’s 90 degrees out and no air conditioning at home?

At the car wash
Workin' at the car wash, girl
Come on and sing it with me
(Car wash)
Sing it with the feelin' y'all
(Car wash, yeah)

(Work and work)
Well, those cars never seem to stop coming
(Work and work)
Keep those rags and machines humming
(Work and work)
My fingers to the bone
Can't wait 'til it's time to go home

(Hey, get your car washed today)
Fill up and you don't have to pay
Come on and give us a play
(Do the wash, right away)

We were babysitting overnight and my car was covered in pine pollen and bird droppings so a trip to the car wash was first on our fun list of things to do. It was my youngest grandson’s first visit to the car wash and we knew that this could go either way as we entered the dark tunnel to the unknown.

We verbally prepared them each step of the way, first by making a big deal about not having any hands on the wheels and the car magically driving into the darkened abyss. We told them about the spray of water coming, the blue suds being showered on, and then the scrubbing flaps on each side. They loved the monster scrubbing wheels that came down from no where and made the car rumble with its commotion. And finally the air blowing loudly and drying my car making it sparkle and shine like new.

Fun times at the Car Wash!

We exited the tunnel and all they could say was “WOW! Let’s go again!” We agreed it was a load of fun and certainly well worth the $12 for the memories and for a clean car. We started up the song again clapping even louder than before and said: “Maybe tomorrow we will come back with your dad’s car!”

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Rabbit rabbit!

A few years ago a friend post “rabbit rabbit” on social media. I had never heard of this tradition and had to research the words. Apparently saying these words upon waking on the first of the month will ensure you will have good luck in the following days of that month.

I was thinking about these words today on this first day of June as I went about my day. While I didn’t utter those superstitious words, I did end up experiencing some lucky moments.

  • Spotting the turtle swimming across the lake. This turtle is rather old and slow but occasionally makes her presence known by paddling by our house. I just happen to be looking out the window today when that occurred!
  • Picking a four leaf clover! I was hurriedly watering my plants between PD sessions and looked down and found a four leaf clover amongst the grasses. While I do find four leaf clovers quite regulatory, I still feel lucky when I discover one.
  • Surprise early end time for a day of PD. After sitting and participating in learning sessions today, it was nice to be rewarded with an early finish allowing me to get outside in the fresh air for a few minutes.

Rabbit, rabbit! My lucky streak on this first day of June took center stage despite the lack of pronouncing its entrance. I wonder if that luck will continue for 29 more days!?!