So in the past four days, we drove 24 hours… including stops. It was all well worth it and we needed a break from the reality of sitting in our cozy house waiting for the phone to ring… giving us the information that will change our lives forever. No, not Ed McMahon calling…. our adoption referral call. Yes, I’ve mentioned it in every blog for the past month because I’M OBSESSED!
Back to the road trip. No Crosby family trip would be complete without original sayings that get repeated for all eternity and instantly take us back to the trip where the saying was first quoted. This trip’s quote is a passionate, “WOW!” It was voiced by both my husband and I simultaneously after a pause that followed a Snapple Trivia Fact from the inside of a cap of juice. Larisa read it from the back of the van, “Everyone ready for a Snapple Trivia Fact?” Silence commenced preparing our hearts for a truth from a juice cap. “A three-day-old Caribou can outrun its mother.” A quiet space was followed by dual “WOW’s!” from both of the front seat passengers. Think about it… at three days…. it can run faster than its mama! Wow!
Then we played Name That Tune, which is normally undertaken with humming, but humming is too quiet to effectively play Name That Tune in a running vehicle. So we sing… without words. There were some clever songs sung with no words. There were some stupid songs sung with no words. There were also some unknown songs sung with no words. After about three Michael Jackson songs sung with no words, Larisa leaned over the back seat of the van and rummaged through her suitcase until she presented the new MJ cd This Is It! So Name That Tune was ended by two go-arounds with MJ singing his little heart out. Larisa commented during the second run-through that it’s ironic that MJ was singing the song This Is It…. and it was. He never got to perform for an audience. I added the fact that he also sang the words, “I’m the light of the world” in that song. Those words should be reserved for the true light of the world, Jesus. Yes, ironic. Wow!