Friday, July 17, 2009

I'd wait for all the dark clouds bursting in a perfect sky

While on the The world's most authentic, museum-quality representation of Christopher Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria this morning in downtown Columbus-Finn Sharp starts asking very loudly about vaginas.
Seriously.
I had told him that I had a doctors appointment later in the day
and I should have stopped at that.
If I give just a tiny detail he will find a way to puff it up
and walk around with information falling from his mouth all day long.
Some days suck and we just don't schedule things well.
I really did not want to take my sons to the gyno, but it happened.
Anyhoo they were angels in the room, sucking on lollipops and talking bout chinas.

I have a pee pee and you have a china.

Yep. That's right.

But we both have pee pees really. Yrs is just on the inside and mine is on the outside.

Yep. Yr doing better than some college boys already with the info Finn.

Afterwards we drove home and it started to rain.
Actually it started to look like rain for a bit.
It smelled like it too.
I wish life were more like this.
That there were signs all along the way to point to things prior to when they just happen.
This past week has been hard.
It has been like the sky just quickly opened up
without any of those sweet signs
and rain just soaked us.
Slick and wet.

Joe' best friend is sick.
Sick enough to be worried that he could lose him
and all we can do is just walk around feeling lost.
Songs make us sad.
Watching The Kite Runner wrecked us last night.
I fell into sobs looking at Blaise and his tiny hands at one point on Tuesday.

It's like I just wish there would have been some little tiny bit of preparation
for the way it feels to be scared someone might leave.
Like the way leaves twist and turn their structure inside out
and all over the landscape it looks odd.

It looks like rain.

But at the end of the day- it probably would have felt the same-armed with information or not.

Rainy and real and as shitty as you can feel on a particular day in July.

6 comments:

Jodi said...

Amy, I am sorry that your friend is sick and I am sorry that it's been a hard week.

My thoughts are with you guys!

Sizzle said...

My nephew likes to talk about 'ginas and nipples. Dear lord. Shhh! ;-)

I will hold good thoughts for your husband's friend.

nkp said...

I'm so sorry. I only wish I had more.

Ashley said...

Sorry about your friend. But I love your writing and how you express exactly what you are feeling. I can't do that. I always beat around the bush for 7 paragraphs and never say quite what i set out to say in the first place.

See? Rambling.

BTW my son calls it a "giant".

180|360 said...

A china?! That is too cute.

Karen said...

oh my gosh, amy! i'm so sorry about his friend! oh man oh man oh man.

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