Do you find yourself acting as the resident uber driver in your house?? Funny, me too!! When hubby and I had Miss Highland Dancer, we took her to playgroups, music classes and swimming lessons. She came to work with me at the childcare centre where I worked. We often walked everywhere because we live in town so it was easy. When Karate Kid came along, the same thing applied although I had extra luggage and sometimes the walk just too long so we would end up driving 2 minutes down the road – just for ease. My ease.
As the years have travelled by, what used to be really cool fun times has ended up looking alot like Driving Miss Daisy. We or me, yes I spend countless times in the day running around to karate, dancing, swiming, soccer, rugby, miniball and sleepovers. Sometimes I feel like this is quite sudden but its really not. I actually set that tone myself through the early years so I really shouldn’t winge and whine about it. And honestly, I don’t usually. I just try to schedule in my time and a wine around the “can u pick me up from skool, cos am zzzz’d? Ty” or “can u tak me 2 library n u can pick me up from there? Ty”. We can talk about the text speak another time!! The best uber quote is – can u drop me off here, pick up so and so, then go pick up someone else to drop off somewhere else!! Jeepers creepers!!
This uber thing is definately over rated. I can’t wait for the days when they can uber me around. For now I get to enjoy some cheeky stories, stinky farts (lots of those) and some really funny moments when they fall out the car or try to get in someone else’s. Classic!!!
As parents, I know we gripe and moan about stuff all the time but even though I am a glorified taxi driver for now, I see that as my kids still need me. Being there for them is the most important thing & keeping them safe. Just in case you wonder how I make my uber positive work……. I only charge hugs. Take it from me as they get bigger, the hugs become less so I take them where I can!! UBER it is!!!
Kia kaha parents