Mama Diaries

Monday, October 21, 2013

Car Wash

Usually I take my car to one of those automatic car washes when it needs to be cleaned.  Yesterday I decided to do the job myself - mostly because I didn't feel like spending $40.00 to have it done. (Yes, in this fine state of Georgia, I've discovered that automatic car washes are few and far between - they're all expensive wash-by-hand deals.)

I got out my bucket and sponge and started washing.  Then my son came out.  "Mama, can I help?"

"Bubba, I don't have an extra sponge," I said.

"I'll use my hands."  He scooped handfuls of suds and deposited them onto my car.  Then he took the hose and sprayed.  Except he missed the car and got me.

"Bubba!" I shouted.  "Watch what you're doing!"

He giggled.

Then the dog came out and started romping around.  He got wet, too, and shook himself off - all over me and my car.

Guess who came out next?  My daughter.  "Mom, can I help?"

"Uh, sure," I said.

She did okay until it was time to rinse.  A spray of water hit me right in the back of the head.  "Excuse me," I said, "How are you hitting me way over here, when the car is over there?" 

She laughed.

And then there was my husband.  He was messing around in the garage while all this was going on.  I didn't notice that he was near the automatic sprinkler control panel. Two seconds later, the sprinklers came on.  And of course, I was standing right next to them.  "Got you!" my husband called.

By the time the whole ordeal was done, I was absolutely soaked! This wasn't a car wash. It was a Mama wash!

     

31 comments:

  1. This was cheery to read this wet and windy Monday, Hope you get back at your family in the nicest possible way of course.
    Yvonne.

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  2. Well, at least you didn't have to shower or wash your clothes for that day!

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    1. Right. I probably smelled like wet dog after Schultz shook himself on me!

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  3. You were a sitting duck for those guys. Wet lke one after, too. Splashing is inevitable when carwashing . . .
    Kids just want to have fun (at mom's expense)

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    1. I probably would have done the same thing when I was a kid. ;)

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  4. It's always fun to get mom! Now what are you going to do to get back at them? ;)

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    1. Something good. I'm still thinking about it. ;)

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  5. haha no need for a shower, they were just helping you out

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  6. Even the car washing is an adventure at your house! I'll bet you were wondering if spending the money at the car wash was a good idea after all. But then you would have missed a lot.D

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  7. *LOL* I hope your car at least got cleaned after all that! I'm lucky that my little guy still loves to wash the car and not hit his mama with water!

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  8. Sounds like you had a fun time.

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    1. Yes. My kids like to gang up on me every now and then, but it's all in good fun.

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  9. That reminds me, I have to wash my car...maybe I'll just reverse it out of the garage and in the rain.

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  10. When I was a kid, washing the car was fun. $40.00 for a car wash sounds horrible. I would do it myself too.

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    1. I was in sticker shock when I saw that!

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  11. LOL! It's always more fun to spray other people with water than the car. And wow! I can't believe how much it costs to wash a car where you live.

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    1. It's unbelievable! I'll probably be washing my car by hand all the time - even in the winter!

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  12. well, moma does need a wash from time to time...

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    1. We don't want the mama stinking do we? ;0)

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  13. I knew it had to be good as soon as I read the title. Sounds like you had a positively sparkling Sunday :)

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  14. I guess the kids got cleaned, too. Only a mama could accomplish so much with one task.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Isn't it wonderful how mamas can multi-task?

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