Tuesday, May 4, 2010

On Being Alone in a Crowd

My vehicle's state inspection was due in April, and yet again, I had not had it inspected. Today I HAD to have it done, lest I be stopped and end up in some serious trouble (not sure what happens if you're caught without the inspection...they make you walk home, after they give you a hefty fine???)
Anyway, the problem was that it was HOT, muggy and just a bad day for GP so he did not want to go get out of the car once we arrived at the inspection site. He was already upset because it was too sunny so he had used the beach blanket to cover himself in the car and the only way I could get him out of the car was to tell him he could stay in his"tent"...
This is GP in the garage's waiting room.
A Mom's gotta do, what a Mom's gotta do!
(I took the pic with my cellphone; there was no one left in the waiting room and I don't think he even noticed.)
He sat there for twenty minutes and didn't make a sound.
Sometimes he just needs to be alone. =)

12 comments:

Maggey and Jim said...

Whatever it takes, will be okay.. What a sweetie..
Maggey

Sheila said...

Sometimes I feel like doing that!
It's ok, and who cares what others may think. We all do what it takes to make sure our children get through the moment.
Hugz,
Sheila

Jess said...

sometimes I wish I could wear that to work!! :o) Love You!

Sheri Howard said...
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Sheri Howard said...

The poor thing. I sometimes want to do that...this weekend for instance!

lisa said...

we moms do what we can and everyone else can give us looks or whatever but we know our children and their needs! I donno what your testing is for but I know in WA after your car is 5 years old you have to get emmisions tests done every other year to get your tabs. Montana we don't care =)

Sweet P said...

I totally understand the need to be alone. I think all of us need time alone. Some of us are just smart enough to recognize that and be alone. Hooray for GP!

sunnisandy said...

Do other people even think?? I need this now and then also, in fact I did it yesterday! I took the day off from work and hid from alot of people!

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Hmmmmmmmm glad you got that inspection taken care of before you got pulled over by the boys in BLUE on your way to meet me for another great girls day!!!Thumbs up GP! I luv you!
Hugs,
Lynn

WoolenSails said...

Too funny, don't blame him, I hate sitting in those places too.

Debbie

Katie :o) said...

Great way to go :o) I can relate to just needing to be alone once in a while :o) Takes a great parent to recognize what will work!

dana said...

You are such a smart mom. Some days, I think I could use his "tent"approach. Actually, that is a brilliant idea!!! L,Dana