So I get into the minivan, exhausted, impatient and yet still trying to "race" the kids into their seat belts. Somehow I am really slow and they always beat me, to which I am required to reply with an "OH Man!" This particular time though, they truly beat me, I am done, done for the night, no enthusiasm left in me, Uggg. Of course they are still unbelievably happy to have beaten me and yelling to get a reaction from me. Seriously, I'm a dead log in the water, Double Uggg. I finally turn around, look up at them, peel my eyes open and to my amazement it is no longer MY sweet Molly in the far backseat. The child who was back there was no longer my sweet pretty little girl. You see she had these HUGE RED LIPS! "Oh my Goodness, what in the world happened to your lips?" Not really the "OH Man" they were looking for, but giggles exploded everywhere. My lethargic attitude was immediately gone upon viewing these lips. I turn around ready to drive home happy. I am again getting yelled at for more attention. To my amazement when I turn around this time it is both Molly and Lolo modeling these HUGE RED LIPS!! "Oh my Goodness, it must be Contagious!!
To which Lolo worriedly replies, "What mom, what's contagious, I don't want to catch a contagious!"
We all burst out in laughter, yet again Lolo has made a remark only she would say. I then spent the next 5 minutes trying to explain to her what contagious was and that it isn't some life threatening illness. The rest of the way home both girls kept pretending they were struck by the HUGE RED LIPS illness, so I played it off telling them that "we just might have to stop by the doctors and have them take a look at it, I don't think ice will heal those HUGE RED LIPS!" I'm such an evil mom because we took the long way home, right past the hospital...and then I pulled in the parking lot...wouldn't you know it a miracle happened, they were immediately healed, a tad worried, but healed. Once I convinced them I was just joking, the car again turned into a giggling fest. Fun had by all. Better watch out, it just might be Contagious!!