the other day jimi and i went with grandma [my mother, who jimi calls “gaga”] to pick up a car from the shop.
he ended up riding with her and as we were driving my car was 2 lanes over so, being silly, i was waving at him and blowing kisses and making faces.
this car pulls up almost between us [it’s front bumper was maybe up to the passenger door of my car] and the girl in the passenger waved so i smiled back and kept smiling and waving at my munchkin.
so anyway, the lane with jimi and “gaga” gets a green light and they drive off. at the same time the other car was pulling up a little further and the couple in it waved at me with that “let’s smile back at the lunatic making faces at us for the last 3 minutes, maybe she’ll go away” type of wave.
when I finally realized why they were looking at me like i had three heads, i pantomimed that it was my baby in the car beside them i had been waving at. their faces went from shock, to understanding, to embarrassment in seconds. it was priceless.
unfortunately for them we were headed in the same direction for quite a few miles. they kept driving slower so as not to make eye contact again and finally just went into my lane behind me.
i laughed out loud for a half-mile stretch. what made it funnier was seeing their bright red faces in my rear-view mirror.