Thursday, September 25, 2008


"MOOOOOOM! I called SHOT GUN and she's running out to the car to sit in the front. I called it first and she knows the rules! Please tell her to get out of my seat!!!!" the other one argues: "No Mom, she called it like...15 minutes before we were walking out the door, the rule is 5 minutes, I did that last time and you made me get out of the seat!"

These people are teenagers for crying out loud!!!!!

Honestly, not only does this phrase "I CALL SHOT GUN" shrivel my very soul to dust every time I hear it, but it makes me want to go out and buy one! Not to use on anyone in particular.....except maybe myself.

One day we were in church and in the middle of the closing prayer, they both at the same time passed me scribbled notes proclaiming their "Shot Gun" positions. I resolved to say "You're both sitting in the back seat. God called SHOT GUN before you did!"
It was the best ride home I've ever had! I glanced back grinning from ear to ear, watching them both sitting in the back seat, trying to sit as far away from one another as possible.
It was a perfect solution! Me riding up front with MY music blaring and God riding SHOT GUN. :0)