Higher Powers

This morning as we were leaving for church, I ran over my daughter’s scooter, which she had left behind the mini-van. It was firmly wedged under the rear axle, with the handle bars turned to make removing it impossible. While we were puzzling over what to do, and trying to remember how to work the jack, Louisa (age 5) piped up, “I know what to do!” We immediately thought it was going to be one of those testimony meeting moments, where a child in sweet innocence asks for the immediate and practical help of angels. Our sappiness was quickly dispelled when she said excitedly, “Let’s call the Car Talk guys!”

(This one’s for you, Nate; I know how you love NPR!)

2 comments for “Higher Powers

  1. Julie in Austin
    April 25, 2004 at 8:31 pm


    I know you aren’t shallow enough to judge the quality of your posts by the number of responses, but this was such a delightful story that I didn’t like to see it sitting there with zero comments (not even a bug fix!).

    Reminds me: yesterday, my 2.5 yo dumps out the trash can and says, “Now we will pray to God to put ev’thing back in for us!”

  2. Mardell
    April 26, 2004 at 11:00 am

    I am always amazed at the things my kids pick up. Kace who is 4 can tell me all of the tag lines for the products in the grocery store ,at least the ones marketed to kids.
    That is what is so fun about kids you never know what they are going to say, or where they are going to say it.

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