In an effort to spend time together as a family, my mom and I went thrifting one winter
Saturday. We visited several stores with my young children in tow, and found some
great bargains. Mom and I always enjoyed shopping together, and this day was no
exception. We decided it was time to look for some lunch, and jumped into the car to
find a child friendly location.
As I was driving, my mom suddenly called out, "Take the child locks off the windows!"
with some energy in her voice. I was puzzled, but did so at once. Mom immediately
leaned her upper body out the window into the 20-degree air, sliding her coat off her
arms and yanking at the neckline of her blouse. What was wrong? Did she have a bug
in her shirt, or had she spilled her coffee down her front? Was she ill? As I watched her
frantically tugging at her blouse to allow cold air to reach her front, it suddenly dawned
on me - my mom was having a hot flash. As I began to laugh, my mom looked at me
crossly. "You wait. You'll see!" she said. I looked back in my car to see my little kids
huddling under their coats and wondered if this would be a repeated memory for them.
Life has a funny way of repeating itself - and I'm not looking forward to it!
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