Thursday, September 2, 2010

Shoot Me! 26 of 52

Right before I headed off to Seattle to bring my husband home, i was running errands like crazy and trying my absolute best to keep the secrets I carried around in my excited brain.  The kids and I drove the car through a car wash.  ($3 Thursday!) Why get my car cleaned before it was going to be splattered with bug guts, you ask?  Well, you'd have to know Superman, but I knew he was already going to be upset because my engine was, well, dirty.  Yep, Superman is one of those guys...the kind that keep their engines clean and revel in the compliments of the guy at the oil change place:  "Wow, you've got a mighty clean rig!"  in response to the view under the hood.  These type of men don't usually notice the outside of the car, but I was hoping Superman would take comfort in the shiny exterior of my "rig" and forgive me for not being man enough to wash the engine.

We even had the requisite "tri-color" foam that my kids think is absolutely vital to a clean car!

Anyway, I told the kids that a carwash was the perfect "shoot me" back drop.  So, here I am...grungy, hair pulled back with a clip and more excited about the next day than I've been in long time.  Can you tell?

Buttercup had no idea that she'd be seeing her daddy the very next day!

Neither did my boy Valiant!

Oh, I was so excited. And Superman would have a semi-clean car to distract him from his dirty engine.  It was definitely a good day!

Halfway through the year!  I've done 26 of 52 entries for Shoot Me!  I can't believe I've made it this far.  I can't say that I've actually enjoyed it.  I know that sounds weird, but seriously, I still haven't gotten used to taking pictures of myself.  I know Superman loves seeing pictures of me included with those of his family, though, and that helps me do it.  Maybe by the end of the year I'll be better at it.

Head over to Carin's place and join the others in the Shoot Me party.  (Her picture this week is sooo'll be totally impressed!)  So many of the participants have gotten so creative.  It encourages me to keep at it.

P.S.  I was right...Superman was horrified at how dirty his "rig" was, but he appreciated my efforts to impress him.


The Church Lady said...

Welcome home Superman!!! $3 is certainly a bargain for the car wash. And it makes a lovely backdrop for photos! lol

Clark said...

Okay, I have to admit. I love the tri-color stuff as well. I doubt it does anything, but it looks cool spraying all over your car.

Arlene said...

Hi Erin, these are beautiful photos of you and your kids. :)

i thought i am seeing a closeup view of a microscoped stuff when it was just dirt and soapsuds. :)