I Call Shot Gun!

As they say, it’s only funny until someone loses an eye, finger, hand, etc.  Whichever Mom first came up with this fun busting remark did not have the pleasure of Johnny’s company.   Many things can become funny when Johnny is your commentator.  Like I have said, he calls it like he sees it!!   

So, I was doing a whirlwind parade of getting this boy to soccer, this one to swimming, etc.  This, as most know, involves a lot of racing to be the first in the car so you can win a prime seat.  If there is a prime seat in a 12 year old mini-van.  On second thought, maybe they are racing so no one sees them getting in the 12  year old mini-van.

On this day, Big Brother was the winner and got shotgun.  Little Brother was last as he was struggling to open the sliding door that outweighs him by about 50 lbs.   Johnny, being the smartest, had quietly climbed into the way back of the van to get away from us. 

Big Brother:  Ha ha, I beat you!!

Little Brother:  No you didn’t!  You CHEATED!!!!

You Cheated is Little Brother’s favorite phrase.

Me:  Just get in!

Little Brother starts to climb in at the exact moment Big Brother begins to slam the door.  If it wasn’t for his brother’s hand in the way it would have been a  solid slam.

Little Brother:  Waaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big Brother:   Waaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I begin making sure no limbs are actually lost.  Thank God, we are still in tact.

Big Brother:  (feeling bad) I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry!

Me:  I know it was an accident but you have to be careful.

Little Brother (professional manipulator) Hhmmpphhh!!!!!!

Me:  Now, do you really think your Big Brother thought, when my Little Brother gets here I’m going to slam his hand in the door?

When from the way, way back of the van……..

Johnny:  (Very matter of fact)  Yeeeep, I think HE did.

So much for my eternal hope of Brotherly Love……… Johnny set me straight, ONCE again.


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2 responses to “I Call Shot Gun!

  1. Aunt

    I can literally hear big brother saying that phrase! The tone, the inflection!

  2. Jeanne

    There are those days when calling “shotgun” is outlawed at our house. Johnny has an interesting view has he sits back and watches things unfold. Amy, I fear this evertime mine run to the car, yelling “I got shotgun”

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