Carpool Insights

I can’t remember the last time I had to carpool other than when I was in high school when I would drop off my Dad at work so I could drive myself to school. 

You learn a lot about the person or people you ride with during the ride.  For instance:  I learned that driving my Dad to work in the winter meant keeping the heat at a very low blow and not at FULL heat or else he cannot breathe… I always enjoyed turning the heat up when he’d look away and just sit and wait for him to realize it and then giggle uncontrollably.  It was our bonding time and I am was a lil’ jokester.  He is alive and well but just apparently has small nostril pathways.  Still makes me laugh to this day.

Now that I started my new job, Erik and I decided it would be beneficial to start carpooling since we work about 5 minutes away from each other.  This is a great savings considering the amount in gas/tolls I was paying driving to my old job. 

I think its comical some mornings reflecting on our drive with each other.  

It seems clear that Erik is the Tortoise and I am the Hare.  He drives like he has no where to go.. while he says that I do not need to be taking corners or peeling away from the stopping point at a red light as if I was in the Indy 500.  I’m on a mission people!

Ryan will typically ask why one of us is driving.  My reason for driving is because Mommy is faster! Erik always disagrees.

We have set some rules that are still being ironed out but seems only fair that if I am driving, we listen to my music/station and when he drives he can listen to his political news talk shows.  The kiddo’s usually overrule anyway, especially on the way home.  Ryan has 439 questions and statements and Reese is repeating Mommy or Daddy depending on the day as she removes her socks and shoes. 

Good times as a family of 5 driving to and from work every day!

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Daisy said...

Hahaha! This is so cute! I'm a great driver also, just thought I would put that out there.

Dollie @ Dollie Creates said...

This is too cute! I hate driving, so I let Hubby do all of it :) On long road trips, whoever isn't driving gets to listen to whatever they want to on the radio.

Emmy said...

Eric always likes to remind me of the time we were dating, I was driving, as soon as the light turned green the person in front of me didn't go so I honked and made a comment about that is what we do in Chicago. He was a bit taken aback-- I have calmed a bit in my old age :)

Anonymous said...

OMG! have I missed the post where you tell about this new job? Ugh-- I am so behind.

Driving is a sore subject in our home. lol Hubby thinks he is in Mayberry and waves at everyone. I, on the other hand, have the road rage!

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! Ya'll are too funny! I can totally see that about you - a blonde Danica Patrick! :o)

Okay...the story about your dad makes me feel sooooo much better! I also can't have the heat at full blast in the car either. I can't breathe AND it completely dries my eyeballs out! Cory thinks I'm so wierd, but now I can tell him someone else is this way, too!

Gauger Family said...

That is funny! We carpool too most days since we are the same school. I hardly ever get to listen to my music though- sports radio takes over!

Impulsive Addict said...

M and I totally have the same rule. If he's driving, he gets to pick the station and vice versa.

And I'm a total lead foot driver. I don't mean to drive fast. It just happens!

Liberty said...

I have places to go as well!!! Hee hee. My Eric on the other hand apparently has places to go even worse than me! He likes to tailgate and that makes me super nervous, especially when the kids are in the car. Cheers to saving money on gas!!