This past weekend I took my absolutely filthy car through the car wash. I do not commonly do this as it seems rather extravagant to me. Lately though, I’ve been so busy and my car has been getting increasingly caked with farm dirt and debris from the ever-muddy roads – so I kind of justified it.
Still – I felt it was wrong or unfair of me to go through the car wash without H. He shares my perhaps unreasonable exuberance about the whole magical process. So it took me a while to get to the time when I needed gas, and H was with me, and we had the time, and… and… all the planets aligned schedule wise.
This past weekend we did it!!
We both love the feeling of being in another world, combined with the exciting force of the spray against the windows and being that close to it – but remaining dry. There is a wonderment of being inside a machine inside the machine.
The car was sprayed with water as we edged in. H read all the instructions for me to follow (spectacular). Once we were fully into the process and the car was completely encased in white soapy foam, H announced with excitement:
Mom… this is what if feels like to be inside a tic tac!
I love that kid!
If you liked this post… you might like this one as well. It seems to go with the theme: https://30daysofautism.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/tic-tacs-a-light-hearted-look-at-autism-intervention/
30 Days of Autism is a project designed to fight stigma, promote civil rights, and increase understanding and acceptance for those who process and experience the world differently.
© Leah Kelley, Thirty Days of Autism, (2012)