Weeeeellll, today, just a few hours ago, I was headed back to my house from the great super center when my son says, “Mommy! My nose is bweeding!” I wasn’t alarmed because humid weather usually provokes a nosebleed from him. So I calmly leaned over to the glove compartment, only to find that there weren’t any tissues! Then the fun began:
Me: “Aww man, no more tissues! What happened to ‘em?”
Son: “Mommy, it’s coming oooowwwwt!”
Me: “Okay son! I don’t have any tissue, give me a minute! Sit back!”
The wheels were turning in my head. I asked myself what I was gonna do, how would I do it, how did I run out of tissue, would the blood come out of the carpet, I don’t want to have to clean any blood from the vehicle, and on and on and on. Just a few seconds later I found myself releasing my seatbelt, unbuttoning my shirt, ripping it over my head, and tossing it to my son:
Me: “Here ‘Cameron,’ use this!”
Son: “I-I can use your shirt?”
Me: “Yes man, there are no tissues.”
Son: “But I going uh bweed on it!”
Me: “It’s okay, we don’t have anything else right now!”
So here I am driving up Berkley Blvd, which turns into Hwy 13 North, on my way home in a sport’s bra because the five-years-old child that I birthed, had a nose bleed “conveniently” when no tissue or some other type of something was available!
When I approached our house, I noticed that both my neighbors on either side of us and one across the street were outside…and I had groceries in the trunk! However, I played it cool as if wearing only a sport’s bra were routine for me. That’s right, with my mini-muffin top and war wounds, (stretch marks), exposed to all five of my neighbors, I smiled, waved, removed some bags from the trunk, and jiggled, (my “muffins” aren’t done yet), my way into the house where my son said to me,
“Mommy, here go your shirt. I only bweed on da front part ‘cause you haf’ta wear it.”
I just shook my head, but thought, thanks, son, you’re so thoughtful! I love you!
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