Monday, June 14, 2010

Swish . . . KLUNK!

As I was driving to my summer camp this morning, I turned a corner and heard
I turned around to find a baseball bag, a couple of binders for church and some shoes. I got to thinking (this only happens when I have time ALONE in the car) about my different stages of "swish . . . klunk".
When I was single, it was a "book - swish, klunk!" I had books for school, books of music, scripts, church books, hymn books, etc.
Occasionally it would be a "shoe - swish, klunk!" I had LOTS of shoes in my car at all times. There were extra flip flops (in case I changed outfits or bought a new one), tennis shoes (in case I needed closed toed ones), dance shoes (characters, jazz, and ballet - sometimes in more than one color), a pair of basic black heels (every performer needs one handy), and even just any shoe because I would sometimes go to the car without shoes and it's illegal to drive without them in Az, so if I got pulled over, I had a pair to slip on. Truth be known - I hate shoes and am found most times barefoot, so I think I was just lazy and didn't want to take them in the house after "stripping" them off the second I got in the car.
When I had kids, I moved up to a "diaper bag - swish, klunk!" The diaper bag was large and filled with such necessities and sometimes more than one was found in the vehicle. And can I just mention I hated when I would run out of diapers and/or wipes in BOTH bags? LOL

Now, my kids are older and the swish, klunk is not always easily identifiable. It could be a myriad of things. To name a few:
1 - baseball bags
2 - baseball gloves that didn't make it into the bag
3 - baseballs that come from the bag
4 - barbies
5 - hymnbooks (I occasionally get called to substitute and I leave it in the vehicle and forget and then the next time I grab another - you get the picture)
6 - shoes - and now if they're mine, it's not because of me! Kylee is the culprit here! :)
7 - cups of all sorts from a myriad of locations (i.e. Sonic, Circle K, QT, etc)
This list could go on and on and on . . .

Have you "Swish . . . KLUNK" -ed today??