Two things...First, my new daughter in law pointed out to me that she is the only one on the Blog without a name. Her Godmother was over for dinner yesterday and informed us that she always the Princess! So, Pook and the Princess are now an officially named Blog couple!
I spent Friday, running a few errands with the Princess (not to be confused with Pretty, Pretty Princess or P3, Calvin's future wife), and Mini-Me. The Princess had just passed a big test that gets her a promotion and we ordered Sushi for the celebration and toasted her with Champagne. Anyway, these two lovely ladies saw fit to comment on my driving. First, were the comments about my ability or struggles in shifting the gears on my jeep. Mini-me declared that it was always an exciting surprise and usually when making a turn and I would give them a burst of speed. I was big about it and admitted that I still struggle with going from first gear to second as well as starting up after a full stop. I also admit that when I am talking, I sometimes forget to shift. But now that I think about it, I wonder if she remembers what it was like teaching her to drive. I can't wait till Max starts to drive....teehee!
The biggest point of contention for them however, was the fact that Pops and I take back roads and random routes and never seem to go the same way twice. I admit it! But I see no problem with this, although the Princess claims that it is the reason she doesn't know how to get places. Oddly enough, Pops and I do not ever choose the same route. I like to believe that I have learned to be quiet when he is driving. Honestly, I get nauseous if I look up when he drives. My heart cannot take what is happening. I have however noticed that he comments regularly on the routes that I choose. Well, obviously now the kids do also. Again, do the kids realize that they went to school on the same street from 6th grade through high school but never knew the names of the streets that the buildings were on? I know, they will blame me for the various routes that I took confusing them.
I prefer to look at it all like this...boredom has never been a problem in our house. Whether it is all the personalities, the food they like to complain about that they hated, or the great dinners that they love, or all the different things that they have seen and experienced on their driving adventures with me, we NEVER have a dull moment or a lapse in the stories we have to tell. God has truly blessed us with love for life and appreciation for ....well all of it! Have a blessed and beautiful week, no matter what direction you choose.
Wife, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Nurse, Grandmother, Friend...that's me in a nutshell!