But, Labor Day also means a last ditch effort to play summer-it's usually the last pool or beach outing, last barbecue get together...and traffic. Lots and lots of traffic.
Today the question was asked: If you were stuck in traffic, who would you want to be stuck with?
My answer was immediate: My sisters.
In the last month or so we've taken more car rides than normal-2 tubing excursions and a trip to see the Spankme's in NY. I've always known that we are silly and fun but it really kind of hit home when someone outside our group mentioned how jealous she was of our relationship that I recognized how special it was.
Here's an example of why I'd like them to accompany me in a traffic jam:
With Middle Sissy while parking a car:
MS: "How am I doin'? Am I gonna hit that car?"
Mags: "No, you're good. You've got lots of room."
MS: "Are you sure?"
Mags: "Yes. I am sure."
MS: "Ok, but if I hit them you are totally paying for the damages."
With Little and Middle Sissy Mags:
LS:(Out of the blue) "I'm the nicest of the sisters..."
Mags and Middle: AHAHAHAHAHA
Mags: "What?! Why do you say that?"
LS: "See, you laugh at me. I wouldn't do that..."
Mags: "Oh whatEVER! You totally would laugh at us! When would you say you are the nicest? "
LS: "In every situation."
Later that day, at Spankme Stadium...
LS: "WTF? That bitch just gave dad a dirty look." (And then proceeded to give the "bitch" a dirty look herself. She may have also called the girl a 'dirty bitch' or a "ho" or something like that too)
Mags: "Ok. That's funny, I thought you were the nicest sister?!"
LS: "I AM! She just gave Dad a dirty look! I'm sticking up for family!"
Mags: "See, I would have just been EXTRA nice to her. Because she's obviously having a bad day."
Laughs all around...
On the way to NY, after seeing a random weird guy walking on the busy highway:
Mags: "You know what I like about that guy specifically?"
Middle: (While giggling) "I have the best sisters. No one else would say anything about a random guy on the highway. And they definitely would not have a favorite thing about him!"
And one of my recent favorites: On the way to tubing while driving by Papa Gino's restaurant...
LS: "PAPA GINOS?!?!! CAN WE EAT THERE?!" (While crying with joy, mind you and almost standing up in the back seat.)
"I used to LOVE Papa Gino's! Oh my GOD, PLEASE? Can we GO?!?"
Middle and Mags: Silence. Because, well, we were stunned she shed a tear for Papa Gino's.
Quirks. We all got 'em, but when you pile them all up in one car, nothin but fun can occur.