Monday, April 30, 2007

How to Prevent an Accident

In a weird twist of fate I got out of the house with only one five year old son. We set off to the store to do a little shoe shopping. That's one advantage of having twins. Just one pair of feet will do nicely for both.

We climbed out of the van and began walking hand in hand through the parking lot. All of a sudden, Ethan starts jerking around, twisting, hopping and contorting himself while trying to get through the maze of cars to the store entrance.

"What are you doing?" I ask. "Why can't you walk normally?"

"If you step on a crack, you break your mother's back," he sang out with sing-song glee. "Don't you worry mom. I got you covered," he said, continuing to leap and jerk with added concentration.

It took us five minutes to get into the store, but we made it. If only more of life's accidents could be prevented with a catchy jingle.

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