Charlotte’s class went on a field trip
Downtown to the Imax theatre
On the Riverwalk
She really wanted me to come
She knew that I had gone on a field trip with CJ’s class to the zoo–and survived!
So she was hoping her time had come too
But the problem with the Imax
Is that it’s an older theatre
Built before they made it possible to move the armrest up to give yourself more room
And the seats are not as wide
So this was risky
But I decided to go for it and hope for the best
I waited with some of the parents for the school buses to arrive
We had to wait quite awhile but there was no where to sit
Unless you count the edge of this wall
Not the sort of thing I could ever fit on !
10 months ago
But it’s NOT 10 months ago!! It’s a new day!
It started to rain again right before the buses arrived
Here is Charlotte and her friend off the bus!
So we headed up to the theatre
And although it was VERY tight
And I mean VERY
I fit in the seat
When the movie was over, the kids got back on the bus to head back to school
But not before Charlotte gave me a big hug and said
“Thanks Mom for coming! I knew you’d fit”
And she was right!
As I walked back to the car, I could see before I even got there
That a car had parked in the space next to me
And the room between our cars was slim
A surge of panic went through me
Because I’ve had this happen before
It’s one of the biggest fears an obese person can have when they go places
Having too little room between your car and the one next to you
Not enough room for you to squeeze back into your side of the car
It’s happened before
Once I had to get in on the passenger side
And sit there
Until they finally returned to their car
An hour and a half later
I couldn’t wait
So I had to ask a stranger passing by
If he could please move my car out of the space far enough for me to get in
But this time was different
Because it was tight
BUT I FIT
Sometimes I feel like Dr. Seuss
Talking about all the places I fit
So here’s my Dr. Suess Inspired version of “Oh the Places You’ll Go!”
Hope you enjoy!
Today is your day!
You’re off to great places!
You’re off and away!
Your feet fit in your shoes
You’ve got energy to walk
From now on you’ll do a lot more than just talk
About wanting to go with your kids on field trips
About wishing these things weren’t such a hardship
You won’t lag behind
Because you’ll have the speed
To keep up with your kids
Maybe even take the lead!
Oh the places you’ll see
Oh the places you’ll FIT !!!
The chairs and the stairs that you now can outwit!
But don’t be surprised when you step on a crack
When you have some bad days
Or some kind of setback
But on you will go!
Onward you’ll climb!
Taking on each new hill
No matter how high!
So go move some mountains!
Or just squeeze into your car
Because the fact that you can
Proves you’ve come oh so far!!