So, yesterday’s battle royale continues in the car ride to school this morning. Crap.
(See my previous post…)
Isabella (she’s 6): Nooo! That’s my little pony!
Julianna (she’s 8): No! It’s my little pony!
Hitting and slapping and smacking occur at 65 miles an hour.
Remember, I’m still driving this Crazy Train. Through Burbank on the 134. 65 MPH. In traffic.
Me: GIRLS!!!! Please!!!!
Changing the tone…
Me: Oooo. Look at the snow on top of the mountains!
The Girls (like the Aliens from Toy Story): Oooooooo! Snow…
Thankfully, last night delivered an epic rain storm, which means snow for the nearby mountains. By LA standards, a “major rain event…” equals half an inch of rain. (Don’t laugh, east coasters… Big news here.)
Julianna, offers detente to her sister (Wow, a Soviet Cold War-era French term.): Isabella, Can’t we just be Sisters again?
Isabella (turning to Julianna) says:… Nyet.
My Russian is a little stale, but considering the ruckus blistering in the back seat, I’m guessing the Cold War is still on.
Me: Christ! Girls!!! Look for the deer.
We have finally gotten to the peaceful, Griffith Park golf course/deer-finding area.)
J: Oooo. Daddy! There’s a coyote!
Iz: Where? Where?
Sure enough, there’s a coyote sniffing around the 8th hole. The deer are long gone.
J: I saw it first!
Iz: No! I did!
Jesus Christ! We are 3 minutes from school, and we’re fighting over this?
J: We haven’t see a coyote in, like… a year!
Iz: We saw one at Thanksgiving! A month ago!
Me: Please! Here’s our exit!
Finally at school.
Me: Get out of the car! Get out! Get the Hell out!
Not really. (But you know what I’m sayin’)
Their next school will be in walking distance.