Sunday, May 17, 2009

Justice Learns the Hard Way

"Daddy go?"

"Daddy go?"

"Mama.....uh-oh...Daddy go?!?"

That was his question. Over and over again.

All 7 of us were standing on the cold, dark, wet street corner looking for the correct apartment building of our friends who had invited us over for fellowship following a church service. It was almost 10:30 pm, the kids were sick, cranky and tired. Bedtime is normally 9:00, so we were all well into the delirious stages.

I reassured him that his daddy had just gone to the corner cafe to ask where building #33 was.

He spotted the cafe and took off. As he approached the glass walls of the cafe he saw his daddy through the glass at the counter. He continued down the wall looking for the door to enter when he saw what he thought was an open door.

You see, rain or shine, cold or heat wave, the Portuguese prop open the doors to their cafes, clothing shops and restaurants. You name it, if it has a door and they're open, then the door is propped open.

Justice in his 2.5 year old head has learned this already. Most of us know when driving past a shop, that if the door isn't open, then they're closed.

So after he spotted what he thought was an open door he ran full force through it.

Well, maybe I should say into it, cause he bounced off that glass just like in the cartoons when Jerry pulls a frying pan from behind his back and Tom runs into it face first.

Justice took a few wobbly steps backwards as his entire body vibrated.

His sisters and I a few doors down saw the entire thing and our late night giggles took over. We began to laugh so hard that the man who ran out the cafe to check on Justice thought us horrible that we could laugh at such a thing. He rolled his eyes and went back inside.

Now we know that not everyone leaves their door least Justice does anyway.


The Herd said...

Great Cat Simile!!! So sad Justice had to learn that way...but funny story to tell.

Pastor and Judy Brodie said...

You guys sound alot like my daughter and me...don't get hurt in front of us because laughter is will be our first response :)

Ingi said...

Awww. Poor guy! If I had been there, I would have been laughing too, though!

Pilar Stark said...

hahahahahha!!!!.... sorry... I didn´t mean to laugh..... hahahhahaha!!!!.... poor baby..... hahahhahaha

Dani Joy said...

Oh how funny! I chuckled. I am so glad he didn´t run through the glass. That would have been messy. I think I vaguely remember Michael liking to bang into glass windows too. LOL
Loved the cat´s vibrating! Hilarious!
Definitely the hard way!

Mrs. Tracy said...

Oh wow....that's too funny.
Kayla did the same thing a few years back...we were at my nieces for dinner and she had the living room door open...Kayla obviously had never noticed that there was a glass storm door there...she ran right into front of the whole familt, aunts, uncles, grandparents... I was shocked it didn't break it. She was embarassed! But it was so funny.

God's Been Good said...

I'm afraid that I have done that before and I wasn't younger! hahha, I wore my glasses to church and made it to the door before I thought I had! :) Needless to say some people had a good laugh over it!

Hope ya'll had a great Sunday!


Janice: AKA Nanny said...

Poor Baby. His uncle Mark ran into the glass sliding door at Mawmaw's at least twice before remembering to stop and see if it was closed or open. Then Mawmaw finally put stickers on the door at kid's eye height to warn them.

Give him a big kiss from Nanny. I probably would have been right there laughing too.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! The poor kid. Hope he didn't suffer any lasting scars.

Hey, feel free to come back and comment on creation or send your husband. I need reinforcements. I didn't mean to open up a can of worms, but I guess I did.

The Hat Chick said...

Poor crazy Americans don't dress your kids warm enough and laugh when they run into doors....weird!

Dani Joy said...

Tag you´re it! (if you want you can just e mail them to me.) jeje
come on over and see. ;)

Amrita said...

Awwwww, poor Jus m this could have happened to me

Tammy said...

Oh MY! I totally got the mental image there. LOL!

... I hope he´s okay!

Starla said...

LOL!!! Poor little guy.

TCKK said...

Too funny!!!