I knew I would love it. I knew it. But I don’t think I realized the vast amount of pleasure and happiness having a driving child would bring to my life!
Right at this moment Kayla is at the library with Samantha and Matthew for the summer reading program. Two weeks ago I took all the kids and it was HARD! The base library is small and the reading program took up all the kids area. So I was sitting in this alcove with the 3 little ones reading books to them and trying to keep them quiet for 90 minutes.
Last night I decided that today I would drop off the 3 olders instead and come home (less than 2 miles) and then pick them up later. We don’t have a third car and because of insurance costs are not planning on doing so. And Kayla can’t drive my van yet..it’s just too big. I mean, I cried for 2 weeks every time I drove it when we first got it, so we’re not subjecting her to it until she has a little more experience. LOL So she has to drive Roy’s car. But he uses it for work.
Anyway, Roy came home after working out to shower, and I had Kayla take him back to work – no complaints from her – and then we have the use of the vehicle. Kayla was thrilled! She just wants to drive anywhere, anytime, it does not matter to her. When I told her that I’d like her to take Sam and Matt to the library, the delight on her face was just priceless!
I wonder what other errands I could get her to do for me today….hmm…. 🙂