Car Seats

Dad removed the girls’
car seats, laid them on the
driveway, fixed a frame
for a baby capsule behind
the front seats ready for
the new family member
due to arrive soon.

On the long back seat of
the seven seater  van he
fixed the girls’ car seats
then they all climbed into
the van and drove  off to
the vast mega hardware
store to buy hedge plants.

“You’re sucking your thumbs !”
called Dad. The girls aghast
stared at each other in shock !

When behind the front seats their
own seats faced backwards, out of
sight of their parents’  sharp eyes.

Now in the back of the van they
faced forwards ! The rear vision
mirror exposed thumb suckers
to their parents’ alert gaze.

big school girls should only
suck their thumbs in bed at
night as they go to sleep.

Previously posted March 2017.

Car Seats

4 thoughts on “Car Seats

    1. Thank you so much. My family and I are OK here in New Zealand, But with well over half a million New Zealanders in Australia there are many of us who are very anxious. For the first time ever we are getting the smoke from Australia’s bush fires, with heavily clouded sunsets. And it takes three hours to fly over Sydney by plane !


      1. Oh, dear. I’m sorry I haven’t responded until now. I can’t tell you what I’ve been doing, but it hasn’t been at the computer. My sister tells me I’ve been obsessing over missing luggage. Maybe that stole my time and I wasn’t aware. I’ve been praying for people in Australia and New Zealand. So much going on in the world!

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