How do you know when your brakes are bad? I think it’s when your dad shows up on your doorstep with with new pads and rotors and says, "Murray’s fixing your brakes tonight."
So Murray and Mika and my dad hung around and talked car stuff, fixed my front brakes and did other manly things and I was left to do girly things with the kids. Oh well, I guess I AM a girl. But I will be damned if I will play hide and seek! Taylor is into skipping right now and wanted to know all my "cool rhymes". Unfortunately, I could not remember any* so she sang hers, something about Cinderella and a bunch of doctors? Wtf? In my day …
I had to make up some friggen bullshit about why we couldn’t walk through a creepy wooded area and go look at an abandoned house. Actually, it wasn’t really bullshit, the place was totally scary. That’s when Mackenzie told me that there used to be a sign there that said, "You’re Allowed To Go In" but somebody must have came and stolen it. Mmm hmmm.
Five gold stars for creativity! I employed one of my grandmother’s sayings, "Do I look like I just fell off the turnip truck?"
We played at the park for a bit and when we got back to my cousin’s place, not only were my brakes fixed, they had washed my car! Those guys are such total studs.
* This is where I appeal to you to send some to me!