It appears my school career is far from over as I am apparently attending Lia 101. Although Lia is in a constant state of absorption, she can also turn into an unsolvable Rubik’s cube at any time. At times I feel like I am in a Mission Impossible movie where Lia will self destruct in 10 seconds if I don’t figure out what she is trying to tell me. Of course you would never expect it from the angel pictured above.
I can now say I have experienced a full on Lia meltdown which is what I think an F4 Tornado would be like if I witnessed one firsthand. Of course I am exaggerating a bit, but it was a lesson learned none the less. It all started when we walked by Chick-Fil-A and one of the “cows” was making a special appearance. Of course I was thinking photo op, but instead I probably have made Lia deafly afraid of large cows walking on hind legs. Now this was not the cause of the meltdown, but it was definitely in the chain of events leading to Chernobyl 2.
After the cow made his appearance again, I quickly got us in line but Lia wanted nothing to do with this over sized walking bovine. Of course all of the workers were trying to get her interested in the cow, but Lia wasn’t having it. Even when I finally got close enough for a picture, she was ready to jump out of my arms the if he even attempted to look in her general direction. When the picture was over and I was getting my backpack on and her back in my arms, one of the ladies offered her a free ice cream. Of course at the time it seemed like a nice gesture and a great idea…. but was I ever wrong! Lia of course took a few licks, but then she just wanted to carry it around the mall as it dripped a trail that Hansel and Gretal would have been envious of.
As we finally approached the car the top of the ice cream fell off and it was like the flash of light before an atomic bomb explodes. Looking back I probably looked like Ralphie in slow motion “Ooooohhhh Fuuuuuudge!” because I knew exactly what was coming next. Of course the cutest part of the tirade was watching Lia trying to re-attach the the glob of melted mess back to the cone.
All in all, it was nothing a little hug, kiss and a nap couldn’t handle.