We spent last weekend with my family at my brother’s place in MD. We had all sorts of fun but I’ll tell you about that later. So, Sunday, we were travelling back home to West-by-God-Virginia and had to make various pit-stops. We stopped some for drinks or snacks, some for “rest” and some to shop. Well, I don’t really shop much so I’d say our stop at the outlet mall in Flatwoods, WV was more to buy. Anyhow, as Isaac and I walked into one store, we came upon a sign. It’s funny…I love that the kids “get” stuff now. Isaac looked at me, and I looked at him and he started laughing at the wording. Lots of stuff ran through my head including the importance of words and education and planning, but I think that it was all apparent to Isaac, even if only subconsciously. He saw the mistakes that were made in that sign and understood why words matter. Of course, I think he takes that to mean that he shouldn’t write any more than is absolutely necessary. He loves to talk but trying to get that boy to hand-write a note is like pulling weeds…with your teeth. Anyhow, I am pretty proud to say that he can properly use “they’re”, “there”, and “their” and that he knew that the wording of the sign was completely wrong.
During one of our stops, we pulled into a rest area someplace near the top of the world (or so it seemed). The rest area had a great view so we took a few minutes to observe before our ears froze. After getting our fill of the landscape, we walked into the place and they had signs around including this one…
I don’t think it ever would have occurred to me that the appliance before me was a water fountain. Again, Isaac looked at me and I at him and we both just busted out laughing! I am pretty germ-a-phobic (which is weird since I am not dainty about much of anything) so I am pretty glad we had alcohol hand sanitizer (which we call germ wash) in the car. Honestly, I use the stuff every time I enter my car. Weird, huh? Anyhow, we subdued our thirst and pressed on towards home.
We had a great trip all around, but I think one of my favorite parts was this ride home. It’s cool how the simplest of times with the family can make for the best of times!