Like most parents, I wear many different hats on a daily basis. One of the most regularly worn is the one of Taxi Driver. A huge part of my weekly routine involves driving someone somewhere. Living in a large metropolitan city, that can easily translate to A LOT of driving before you know it.
|One of the perks of living beside a business district. NOT.|
In this house, there’s always someone who needs to be somewhere.
First there’s the getting them to school. My 14 year old catches the bus to and from but I need to drive H every day. On the map it looks quite close but unfortunately it’s a bit too far to walk. On a good day, we can get from home to school in just over 11 minutes. But on a bad one (which more often than not has been the case lately) it can be closer to 25 or 30, the last 15 minutes moving at a CRAWL. I can walk faster. It’s not uncommon for the whole round trip to add up to over an hour by the time I get back. And then you’ve got to go back at 3.00pm to pick them up! As I mentioned a while back, this won’t be for long – next year H starts high school and we can walk. Bliss!
Then there’s the after school stuff. Rugby training, karate, gym visits, dental appointments. Add to that Son #1 not having a drivers licence at present (long story for another time!) and you can understand why I get a little weary of negotiating the constant traffic jams that make up life here in the big smoke. I envy you girls in the country, I tell you!
|Will someone hurry up & invent teleporting, please?|
I should remind them all more often that I’m allowed to have a life beyond driving them somewhere in the car. But not tonight. Tonight, I am all about enjoying a relaxing night IN. Bring that shit ON.
Do you drive your kids everywhere like I do? Or do they just drive you crazy in other ways?