Saturday, January 31, 2009

Another Saturday of Babysitting...

I'm off to spend the day babysitting in Edgewater. I've been taking care of this little girl since she was 4 months old - now she's turning four next month! She's adorable and hardly ever gives me trouble, so I couldn't ask for a better weekend job :) Her vocabulary always makes me laugh too - like last weekend she said I was "irritating." Then a few weeks ago we walked outside to play and she told me it was "blustery." I asked her what blustery meant, to check if she actually understood, and she said, "It's windy Olyvia." Yes - exactly.

Matthew's car is a stick shift and I was supposed to drive it by myself today. You notice I wrote "supposed to." Well he's gone to photograph sports teams and took his car because I told him I just can't do it. Now, I've driven it about five times (all with him), but the last time I drove his car was maybe 5-6 months ago. It stresses me out. If we lived in the country, maybe - but we don't. Driving SR 436 is like being a part of a heard of animals, all steered by traffic lights, with never a moment to go the actual speed limit (unless you're driving on Sunday mornings). I went over every possible scenario in my mind and decided I'd be a danger to those around me if I drove his car today :) He needed my car to load up the photography equipment for this gig he has, but told me he'll make it all fit in his somehow (I honestly don't know how he'll do it). My husband loves me and I'm thankful for that! In frustration I told him I know I'm being a baby about it - he agreed, then kissed me on the forehead, told me he loved me, and said we'll practice driving tomorrow :)

So tomorrow I will learn to drive his car... again. This time I'll be confident! Thank goodness I have a very patient teacher.

Off to Edgewater I go!


Brittney Galloway said...

haha! I have never driven a stick shift and I really want to learn (it's on my bucket list,) unfortunately, my husband doesn't know how to either!

Kristy Zabel's Blog said...

Yuck--I don't know why they even sell stick shifts. lol

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