I miss being able to zone out and think while driving.
Have you ever tried to concentrate on the road in a construction area where there is no shoulder and cars are merging in front and behind you with a 4 year old in the back seat? Do you have any idea how nerve racking that is?
Actual conversation that took place in heavy traffic yesterday:
Kid: Mommy, what day is it?I have begged for quiet. I have tried to make a game of it. I have turned up the music to drown her out (which just makes her scream that it's too loud and that she has a headache). I have explained that Mommy needs to concentrate and just needs to not have to answer any more questions while I am driving. Nothing works.
Me: It's Tuesday.
Kid: Is it Tuesday?
Me: Yes. Today is Tuesday.
Kid: I think it's Wednesday.
Me: No. It's Tuesday. Trust me.
Kid: Is it going to be Thursday tomorrow?
Me: No. It's going to be Wednesday because today is Tuesday.
Kid: No it isn't Tuesday, it's Wednesday.
Me: Ok... Then you're right.
Kid: Is tomorrow Friday or Thursday.
Me: Tomorrow will be WEDNESDAY.
Kid: No tomorrow isn't Wednesday.
Me: Yes it is.
Kid: Today is Wednesday.
Me: No it isn't.
Kid: It's Wednesday and tomorrow is Thursday.
Me: OK. Let's play a game and see who can be quiet longer!
(6 seconds go by)
Kid: Mommy, what day is today?
What makes it worse is that she also constantly critiques my driving.
Why are you going so slow?I should be thankful that she is so curious about the world. I should be glad that she feels she can talk to me. Because I know that before I know it there will be slammed bedroom doors and refusals to listen. But JESUS CHRIST, can I just have a few quiet minutes in the car when I need it???
Why did you hit that bump?
Are we going to crash?
Why don't you go around that guy?