Wednesday, September 20, 2006
As far as Elizabeth my oldest daughter knew, the day was to start like any other day. Little did she know that the minivan driven by her mother that takes her to school would divert from its usual course and lead her to a place of pure terror. As they drew closer to this place my wife’s true self was becoming apparent to my daughter. Her beautiful skin was pealing off to expose the scaly green below, her eyes seemed to become reptilian and her nails grew to sharp points. The thing that sat in the drivers seat was no longer the mommy that is supposed to care, love and protect my daughter at all costs. Without warning the route the van was taking revealed itself. Yes, it was on a collision course with the dentist’s office where Elizabeth was scheduled to have two cavities filled. Oh the terror, pure terror.