It’s Friday! I am feeling silly, so I just had to share this with you:
I WANT THE COW BELL! Every neighborhood has “one of those moms”. You know, the mom who blows the whistle or horn or RINGS THE COW BELL when it is time for the children to come in! I never thought that mom would be ME! But it is! I have become “one of those moms”!
Now, I do NOT have a cow bell….yet. I am resisting the urge, but my heart so wants the cow bell.
We live in small neighborhood at the crest of a cul–de-sac. Our children play in our yard, the yards of a few of our neighbors or in the big field behind our home. Or they ride bikes and the such in the cul–de-sac. Our rule is that our eyeballs always have to be able to see them and/or I have to be able to hear their voices. Usually, this happens. However, occasionally if they are in a neighbor’s backyard….I WANT THE COW BELL to get their attention. I don’t want to holler their names (how unseemly) and I don’t want to leave the steaming broccoli unattended on the stove to walk over to the other back yard, so I have found that I WANT THE COW BELL.
I’m not, I’m not, don’t worry. I’m not going to do it. At least I don’t think I am. I really don’t want to be “one of those moms”. Perhaps a sweet, gentle wind chime would work…but they are not loud enough. I could sing, but that would embarrass the kids. I need something more bold, like a cow bell….but not a cow bell.
Hmmm….a great idea just came to me! Maybe I’ll blast out the song “Hoe Down Throw Down” by Miley Cyrus when I want the children to come in for dinner! That’s it! I think that’s what I’ll do! Not only will the children come-a-runnin‘ for dinner…the entire neighborhood will learn the Hoe Down Throw Down dance! I can see it now…our cul–de-sac filled with families doing the Hoe Down Throw Down! What fun!
I’ve been inspired here. I’ll let you know how it goes! Cow bell…be gone! We’re doing the Hoe Down Throw Down at dinner time! (Turn up your volume to sing and dance along here!)