Let me tell you about my driving style
Or lack thereof!
And before I do
I should tell you that some things
Are influenced by genes
So, I can’t take responsibility for everything!
As it turns out
I don’t have my dad’s driving genes
He was what we call a smooth driver
One of those in whose car you can sleep!
In my case smooth can’t be used
I pump the gas pedal instead of keeping it steady
I get distracted very easily
When in conversation with someone
Who is sitting next to me
My mind wonders
And I miss my exit
The other complaint I hear from my kids
Is that I use the mirror too much
They feel putting on lip stick can wait
Flossing can wait
As soon as I put down the visor now
A hand reaches over and puts it back up
My daughter used to keep her hand on the steering wheel
just in case I overestimate my multitasking skillS
Can I change my driving style
I don’t know
Can I pay more attention to the road
Will I ever drive like my dad or husband
I don’t think so!
My driving style
Or lack thereof
Genetically determined or not
Can perhaps be slightly modified
But it can’t be totally overhauled
Natasha, could you please clean your room
Its been messy for a while
But mom, I dont need to
I like my room messy right now!
Tidiness is over rated
I can still find all the things I want
My clothes may be on the floor
But I can still find them and put them on
How was school today, Natasha?
I didnt see any hippos in the hall!
What was your favorite class today?
Gym, then recess and then lunch!
Mommy, please dont talk to me
I am thinking right now
Not, I dont want to tell you what Im thinking about
Can you leave me alone for a while?
What a rough morning this is
You need to do your homework at night
Now, you are asking me to help you
But I have other things on my mind
Mommy, you cant complain
For this, you yourself signed up
No one made you have kids
Dont ask for sympathy, right now
Mommy, can you make me lunch
And make me a good sandwich this time
Im tired of bagel and cheese and ham
Could you find something else this time?
My friends bring these amazing things for lunch
And I get the same thing all the time
Could I please have some variety
Why dont you make your own lunch!?
And so it goes
Each day something new
Children will always surprise you!
But Im happy I signed up for this adventure
I wouldnt have it any other way!