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Sunday, September 26, 2010

This is How We Roll.

Sometimes when we're driving somewhere in the late afternoon and H's head will start to bob and his eyes start to close, we panic. H hasn't been a nap-per in a long while and when he does on the off chance take a nap, even if it's only 20 minutes long, the night is a disaster.

So unless we're going to be up and out late or we're on vacation or something crazy like that, we do whatever it takes to keep that kid awake.

Most of the time cranking the music, dancing in the car and getting all the windows open is enough to jolt him awake.

But not today.

So we pulled out one of our favorite family past-times and did our best to keep him awake.

We call it the "honk and wave".

{I wish you could hear me laughing out loud as I type this crazy.}

Basically we pick out a car driving around us that we think needs a smile, give the horn a little "toot-toot" and we wave. We wave and we wave and we wave and we laugh because usually the people in the car are waving back looking at us, then each other, trying to figure out if they know us or something.

Imagine a minivan FULL. Four kids and two adults just waving at you like crazy, wouldn't it make you smile?

If we're on the side streets and we see a biker or a walker or a maintenance guy spraying some plants, we'll give the horn a little "toot-toot" and we'll wave.

It is a day brightener not just for us, but for the people we're waving at. They always smile.

And in our attempt to prevent afternoon snooze fests; it works. Every single time.

4 Comments:

Blogger darcie said...

oh my WORD I'm so stealing this! We do the windows down thing - we play I Spy, We crank music, we talk about birthday lists...we've NEVER thought to wave at people around us!
GREAT idea!
xoox

September 26, 2010 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Jon, Sara, Tyler, and Sophie said...

I am laughing just thinking about your fantastic family driving around honking and waving.

September 26, 2010 at 10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE this and have been so fortunate to experience this first hand! :)

Love,
Samantha

September 26, 2010 at 10:50 PM  
OpenID fritzfacts said...

I love it!! So fun and hilarious!!

October 11, 2010 at 8:02 PM  

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