We never thought we’d become a taxi driver, but then we had kids. Driving the kids to school, GAA training, piano lessons and ballet recitals has become part of our daily routine.
Regardless of where you’re driving to, every mum has definitely experienced at least one of the below moments when driving.
The Middle Seat
“I don’t want to sit in the middle,” they shriek as you try and remain calm. The argument about who has to get the supposedly horrid middle seat is one every mum-of-three is faced with on a regular basis, and the hatred we have for that middle seat is so strong. The kids haven’t even got in the car and they’re already bickering. There are days when we even consider buying a 7-seater just to avoid this silly fight.
Remember the good old days when you used to sing along to whatever music you wanted to? Gone are the days when you could sing Wham at the top of your lungs as you drove down the motorway. Our current car playlist revolves around Baby Shark, Let It Go and the only one we can cope with- The Greatest Showman soundtrack. Praise be to Hugh Jackman.
Children are messy, we all know that. They cannot eat something without it getting everywhere, especially when they’re in the car. The steering wheel is covered in jam, there are bread crumbs all over the floor and chocolate wrappers always seem to appear no matter how often you clean the car.
Are We There Yet?
Is anyone else a mum to the world’s most impatient child? Just us? Whenever we’re embarking on a journey that takes more than ten minutes, our little one will ensure she asks “are we there yet?” every ten minutes for the entire journey. It’s like listening to a broken record.
You have finally reached your destination. You can stretch your legs, turn off the Frozen soundtrack that has been on loop for the past few hours and breathe in the fresh air. The kids squeal with delight when you inform them you’ve reached your destination and you can’t help but daydream about having your own chauffeur.
Driving with the kids may be a nightmare at times, but we’d be truly lost without our cars. We’ll forever be grateful for our teenage selves for completing the theory test many moons ago. We drive our children every day, but how many of us would still pass our theory test? Why not retake the test (for fun, don’t worry) over on AIG’s website and if you share your result on AIG’s Facebook page you could win a break away in a Clayton hotel in Ireland or advanced driving lessons!
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