The plan was for me to leave work early enough to get home and have a bite before taking the boys to the 7pm movie.
They didn’t want to go. The Spongebob Sponge Bash is coming on and WE CAN’T MISS IT MOMMY!!!
The plan became: get the boys in bed, slip out and find something to do. Cruise around the town with my camera.
My phone rang. The Teen’s car is in her friend’s driveway – dead. Please come NOW and bring the battery charger NOW and oh by the way we jumped it off before we got here. I went through the storage, looking for our charger and decided that it’d be faster to just go buy one.
On the way from the store it started raining. Heavily.
She said left when she meant right, she left a window down in the rain, she just wanted me to plug the car in NOW and go.
I popped the hood and shined my flashlight to the left. “See that shiny black wheel there?”
“Yes, Mom. It’s RAINING and COLD hurry UP and plug it in!”
“Baby, there’s supposed to be a belt around that wheel. It’s called an alternator belt. Plugging the car to the charger is going to be useless until we get a belt put on that car. If they need it moved, those boys are going to have to push it out of the way, unless you want me to call for a tow right now.”
I did say I wanted to go out…