Mama Diaries

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Great Human Migration

My son and I went to go see the fireworks on the fourth of July.  Of course we had to park a million miles away and walk to the site.  As expected, there were lots of people doing the same thing.  Pretty soon we encountered a traffic jam of Homo sapiens.  We plodded along at about one mile an hour.

"Moo," I said.

Bubba looked at me.  "Moo?"

"Yeah, Bubba, we're like a herd of cattle."

Bubba shook his head.  "No, Mama.  We're not a herd of cattle.  Do you know what this is?"

"I have no idea," I said.

"This is the great human migration.  Once a year, on this very special night, humans migrate to see beautiful lights in the sky.  Then they return to their homes.  Isn't that awesome, Mama?"

Uh, yeah.  It was a delight to be a part of such an awe-inspiring event!

Moo.

25 comments:

  1. He knows how to look on the positive side.
    Of course, that's why I never go out on the Fourth of July.
    Hope the fireworks were worth it!

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    1. They were pretty good - just a little short by my standards. The show lasted about 20 minutes.

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  2. I love your son's outlook. We could take a lesson for him. We'd smile more.

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  3. Moo.

    I always feel like it's a great human migration whenever it's Thanksgiving time and I have to go buy groceries.

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    1. Haha! Come to think of it, I kind of feel the same way!

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  4. we actually had great migrations while we were under Turkish occupation a few centuries ago

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    1. A few centuries ago. I'm sure you were walking in that migration! ;0)

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  5. I would rather stay home, don't feel like migrating or going moo

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    1. If Bubba didn't want to go, I'm not sure I would've made the migration.

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  6. Yeah, it's a great human migration like Bubba said!

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    1. Bubba knows what he's talking about!

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  7. Cool idea. I usually don't care for crowds, but this one seems like a good one.

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    1. I can handle the great human migration once a year. Any more than that would be a bit much! ;0)

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  8. I like that one, very smart son Indeed!

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  9. This human stayed inside with a cold one because he's not much for migrating these days.

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    1. Can't say I blame you. Hope you enjoyed your cold one!

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    1. I thought it was a pretty creative way to look at things!

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  11. Bubba needs to learn the word "diaspora"--if he doesn't already know it, and I won't be surprised if he does.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I didn't know what it meant, so I looked it up in my dictionary. And guess what? It wasn't in there! So, blog mom, what does, "diaspora" mean?

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  12. I choose not to do the once a year human migration anymore. I walk too slow, I like to know where an accessible bathroom is, and I don't do too well in the heat.

    I was curious as to what diaspora meant so I looked it up at this link: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Diaspora

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