Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Road Age

Freeways in Utah are a joy. Constant construction, insane drivers and, of course, the weather! The other day as Avi, Itai and I were making our way home we hit construction. Traffic was at a stop and I could see the lights ahead indicating the lane we were in would be closed ahead.

"Thank you UDOT," I muttered under my breath.
Suddenly, from the back seat I hear, "Thank you UDOT!"

I turn around and see Itai smiling.

"Thank you, abba! Thank you, Avi! Thank you, white truck! Thank you, blue car! Thank you, trees! Thank you, clouds! Thank you, hay truck!" And on and on and on.

Sitting there stuck in traffic, trying unsuccessfully to merge with traffic while listening to a toddler's nonstop thank yous I couldn't help but smile.

Thank you, Itai for reminding me to relax and be happy even while stuck in traffic.


Tiff :o) said...

There's a reason why we're supposed to be more childlike...such a great reminder!

Heather and Thomas Mann said...

That is really cute! And a great pic of his adorable smile!

Valerie said...


Terry Family said...

That is a really, really sweet story. It is so true -- my kids will remind me all of the time to relax and enjoy life a lot more. Kids are so wonderful.

Steph, Bryce, Andie, and Bree said...

Haha, that is great! I think every parent could use that in times of stress :)

Diana said...

That is amazing. Kids always have such an amazing way of bringing us back to earth. Good reminder!

Stella Andes said...

That's hilarious! How cute! He really taught you two lessons, right? First, be grateful in whatever circumstances you find yourself, and second, be careful what you say around toddlers because they will surely repeat it!

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