Thursday, September 22, 2011

Driving From the Backseat

My Grandmother was once a back seat driver. And that was when she was sitting in the front seat. Turn here, turn there, you're going too fast... it never seemed to end and somehow that is not what killed my Grandfather.

I am having that experience now with a certain little 3 1/2 year old. From the backseat. Sitting high and mighty in his car seat.

"Why are you slowing down?"

"Where are we going?"

"There is no traffic. You can go."

"Now where are we going."

"Look at that cement mixer, digger, 18 wheeler, bobcat, dump truck!"

"Why are you stopping?"

"I want to go _______."

"Can I have some goldfish?"

"That looks like Poppy's truck, that looks like Matt's truck, that looks like Daddy's car....."

"Did they take the bandage off your window? Why? How?"

"Where are we going?"

"Why are you going that way?"

"Hey there's Dunkin Donuts, there's the duck pond, there's the beach...."

I have to give the kid credit because he pays more attention to things going on around him than my 14 year old.

Maybe he will be world's youngest driver's ed instructor someday. Or maybe I will just make K take him everywhere once she gets her license. He can be her personal navigation system.


Mrs4444 said...

He must be a very bright kid! I always worry about the ones who don't take notice of the world around them. I suggest you turn up the radio!haha

Tara R. said...

How funny would it be if your could program your GPS to have a toddler's voice. I had to laugh at the stream of consciousness commentary.

Caution/Lisa said...

I LOVE this post. That first paragraph is brilliant :) We now carpool with a neighbor child. Maybe we should set her up with your passenger?? They sound like two halves of the same whole. The problem with my passenger is that she is always threatening to unbuckle and "jump out" while I'm on the main road so I don't have to actually turn into the school parking lot. It's going to be a long year.

Liz@thisfullhouse said...

Awesome post! I was driving my dad to BJ's the other day and, turns out, there is such a thing as a side-seat driver, as well. Can't say as I blame him. I was driving his car ;)