Thursday, June 28, 2012

Contradictory Words, Exploding Marshmallows, and Untrained Puppies

Rachel speaking. I'm feeling kind of philosophical tonight.

Move. It's such a contradictory word. It sounds so matter-of-fact and yet it raises so many questions. Where? When? Why? And more important questions like: Who will I sit next to at lunch? Who will I laugh with? When will I see my Massachusetts friends again? Moving is an adventure - exciting. But leaving people behind is not.

Then there's the trip. A whole other adventure in itself. Putting Taylor and Sarah Ann together in the back seat of the car is kind of like throwing a marshmallow in the fire. It heats and starts to expand - bigger, bigGER, BIGGER. Until it POPS. The question isn't IF it will explode - it's WHEN it will explode. Taylor and Sarah Ann start out just like the little marshmallow - sweet, innocent, and tasty. Well, okay - the tasty part doesn't fit. Then slowly the tension starts to boil. Sarah Ann "accidentally" hits Taylor. Then Taylor "accidentally" makes a mean reply. Slowly, their interaction builds to an EXPLOSION - tears, shrieks, and shoves.

Then there's Christian. He's like an untrained puppy. Puppies are soooo adorable. Loyal. Lovable. Always making you smile. UNTIL they rip your favorite shoes to shreds. UNTIL you have to search the house for their toy. (try finding a binki - that Christian threw on purpose - while Christian screams "I WANT BINKI!", the car lurches back and forth, and you can hardly see the floor because of all the piles of books, games, pillows, etc.)

I am excited for the trip - maybe just not for the marshmallows and puppies in the car.

15 comments:

  1. Rachel,Taylor, Sarah Ann, and Christian, thanks for taking us all along on your trip. Remember to keep Mom & Dad safe and sound.

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    1. I'll try to keep them safe...:)

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  2. Oh no, watch out for the cute little puppy! And Try not to burn any marshmallows!

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    1. I'll try.................:)

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  3. Thanks for my daily laugh! You have such a great way with words, Rachel. Keep up the great work! With your shining personality new friends will gravitate to you and you won't have to worry about who to eat lunch with.

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    1. Thanks, it will be fun seeing you.:)

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  4. Oh dear Rachel.You'd better bring a fire extinguisher!:)
    grace

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    1. My mom won't let me!!!!!!!!!:)

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    2. To bad, but i know you can deal.:):):)

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    3. Hopefully....:) :)

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  5. from Grandma Huber
    What clever comparisons - marshmallows and puppies! We hope all goes well with your big trip?

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    1. I hope it goes well too.:)

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  6. You're so great, Rachel! You're smart and talented and I'm so glad you're working on this blog. I love you!

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    1. Thanks,looking forward to seeing you in Glacier!

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