spreading good cheer
May 25, 2007
I am not sure if I have mentioned it here before, but Miles has decided that he is the neighborhood greeter. Whenever anyone drives by he screams, “HELLO!” and waves frantically. Then he screams, “BYE!” All while running through the front yard toward the street. In the evening when people are coming home from work, his little legs get quite a workout.
He also does this to people who are riding bicycles, jogging, or the poor unfortunate souls who are just trying to take a peaceful walk. He screams, “HELLO! HELLO! HELLO! HI! HI! HI! HELLO!” until they reach the 3/4 mark and then he begins biding them farewell. “BYE! BYE! BYE!” I am sure it is the longest 350ft or so of their entire walk.
Most people shout hello back to him. Not that it matters much because responding to him does not make him stop. They usually will laugh while I give them an exaggerated shrug, because I can’t make him stop either.
The people who don’t say anything back to him are probably whispering to each other through their gritted teeth, “Don’t encourage him.” Either that or they of spawns of Satan himself because how can you look at such a cute toddler and not even wave. Oh wait, probably the man who walks his dog without a leash and let’s him crap in everyone else’s yard probably wouldn’t wave either.
So Miles continues to be the neighborhood greeter, though now he has a new passion for trucks.
Whenever a truck, or something even remotely truck-like, drives by he must run across the yard screaming his heartfelt greeting.
Only, being a toddler, he can not pronounce truck properly.
You know where this is going, don’t you? I should probably just end it here. Before I admit that I laugh every single time.
People in my neighborhood are now being greeted with, “FUCK! FUCK! HELLO! FUCKALLO! FUCKALLO!”
And then “FUCK-A-BYE! FUCK-A-BYE!” as they drive off.
I never realized just how many people drive trucks, jeeps, and SUVs.
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