When did I lose custody of my car?
I kind of know how it happened. Kind of. The twins are seniors, and they can drive. We had an extra car when my mom stopped driving. Ergo, it made sense - at the time - to pay for a parking pass. Right? Yes, I’m still trying to qualify the decision.
In my defense, I was talked into it by my husband. My first response was a resounding, “HELL NO!” The school bus is free in our town. If they don’t want to ride it as seniors, they can freakin’ walk. Then hubby pointed out that most of my afternoon is spent picking up kids from sports, after school work, etc., which I wouldn’t have to do anymore. We have the extra car, so why not?
I should have listened to my first instinct.
Fast forward to the beginning of school. It’s now many, many months after we had to pay for that parking pass. In that time, mom hired someone to drive her around - in her car. Hubby happily goes off to work in the morning- in his car. Which leaves the boys using - you guessed it - MY car.
This was the first week. I can already tell you that it’s not going to work. Duh. I don’t have a freakin’ car until either mom comes home or the boys do. That’s sometime between 1 and 2:30 in the afternoon. It also means that by putting errands off, I’m running around just as much every afternoon when I finally get a car.
I am still going to try to make this work. We paid for the damn pass, and it wasn't cheap. Besides, if everyone is out of the house, I can claim it as my writing time. Makes sense in theory, right?
Uh huh. I want my damn car.