Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Crazy for car washes

I'm not even sure when it happened, but sometime over the last year, Jackson has developed a crazy obsession with car washes. Not trucks, dirt, or bugs - but car washes. Eric thinks it started when he took the car through one last summer and it absolutely terrified Jackson. Now one of his favorite activities is watching car wash videos on You Tube. I can't imagine what it must sound like to other parents on the playground when I shout, "Buddy, you will lose your car wash videos if you don't come here this instant!"

Last Christmas, his Uncle Nick and Aunt Amy gave him one of his most prized possessions to this day - a Matchbox Car Wash toy. If you could have only seen his reaction when he opened that baby up. Absolutely hysterical. It was one of those moments where I kicked myself over and over for not video taping the memory.

I spent over an hour playing "car wash" with my boy yesterday afternoon. It was a very long, repetitive game that I found myself yawning through at one point - but when I looked down at the grin on his face and witnessed his imagination in motion, I was able to stop and reflect on how much I wanted to remember this crazy obsession of his. I can't wait for the day when he's a teenager, moaning and groaning when I ask him to wash the car, and I can remind him that he used to beg me for some car washing time.


  1. Hey Jessica, this is great. When did you start doing this. I love it.

  2. Thanks Levongia! I started the blog back in February, but hadn't put a lot of time into it until this last week. It's a lot of fun and helps keep friends and family up to date. :)

  3. Now that is too cute! I know what you mean about not having the camcorder for that moment. We took Cassie to Disney World when she was 7. The way her mouth dropped when she looked down the street at Magic Kingdom and seen the castle for the first time. One of those things I'll never get back, but so wish I had caught it.

    Oh and when Cassie was little she was obsessed with bathrooms. If we went ANYWHERE the first thing she wanted to do was check out the bathroom, not to use just look around. It lasted until about age 5.
    I wonder what Audrey will one day obsess about?!

    Thanks for stopping by I'm your newest follower.


  4. Tracy, thanks for stopping by and following! I look forward to connecting with another SAHM. :)

    We're in the middle of planning a HUGE two week Disney World trip in January. We took Jackson for his first birthday, but of course he doesn't remember it. I can't WAIT to see the look on his face this time. Thank you for reminding me that I MUST video tape when he first sees the castle!