twinkles - how people, places and things shine and share happiness
winks - little hints from life lighting the way toward one's happiest path
I knew they’d be occupied since we’d been cooped up all day and the sun finally came out. I thought I’d
find a few minutes to steal and work on Twinkles & Winks. I have this little black and white notebook because I kick it old school with pen and paper; it’s how my mind works best.
So I scooped up my smoothie and my notebook and all four kids and expected, at best, 25 minutes of Twinkle Time to scribble down some ideas as the squirrels looked for nuts or whatever. I settled into my chair, whipped out my pen and heard quite the sad, struggling, super slow version of Reveille, you know, that military tune...from a tuba.
The song subsided and I settled in once again. Only to be met with the same sad, struggling, super slow version of
“Supercalafragalisticexpealidocious”…from a tuba.
“Mama, what’s that funny noise?” asked our little Bickleberry.
I explained it was a tuba and that a tuba ALWAYS sounds funny because they sound like a toot or a dying goose or a dying goose that IS tooting.
The song subsided and I settled in once again. Only to be met with the same old sad situation, but this time, bellowing “God Bless America” while one kid played in a cottage, one tipped on the teeter totter, and two dug in a tub of sand while one twit played the darn tuba.
Twinkle Time nixed by a tuba. But that tuba turned into a twinkle because it made me giggle. Because tubas are funny.