when you go to the carnival
and have finally grown enough
the spectacular rides level
that is winning.
“the determination to win is the better part of winning.”
some people get into a car by opening a door and climbing in.
others do not and prefer to use a circus approach.
“if you get all tangled up, just tango on.”
loved visiting the grandies
and their friends from the neighborhood
at their very own garage sale for kids.
they made signs
waved to cars
took turns being the dj in the garage
keeping the music going
and offering specials
(like the ‘wear two things on your head and get one free discount’)
every few minutes.
reminds me of me when i was a kid
though I usually ended up spending my profits
buying my friends’ stuff
and they often did the same with mine.
sometimes I even ended up
with more stuff than I had started with.
a pretty fun time for all
and some things are timeless.
I remember going with my mom
to a random garage sale as a kid and thinking
what a cool treasure hunt that the whole world was.
only to transition as an adult to think,
‘what a gross place that really is.’
– will ferrell
“being a mother gave me a better sense of what life is.”
-ruth bader ginsburg
image credit: google images (vintage)
i’m very honored to see
that i was squeezed in between
‘tacos’ and ‘fall’
as one of my grandie’s favorite things.
life does not get better than that.
i love you too.
“every day is quite unique, which is one of my favorite things!”
as the youngest of 3 daughters
it took me a while to realize
that i was often being used
as the canary in the coal mine
sent in first to check
if the mud was sticky
if the place was scary
if it was wet
if there were spiders or alligators
if the others could squeeze in somewhere
if we were going to get in trouble
for whatever crazy scheme we thought up that day
i was curious and relished the adventure
excited to try things first
only to realize time and again
that it generally
been a good idea in the first place.
whoever thinks they can fool me 267 times or so
has got another thing coming….
“a younger sister is someone to use as a guinea pig in trying sledges and experimental go-carts. someone to send on messages to mum. but someone who needs you – who comes to you with bumped heads, grazed knees, tales of persecution. someone who trusts you to defend her. someone who thinks you know the answers to almost everything.
~ pam brown
image credit: lets feast.feast-ed.org