I feel like I can hear the sound of crickets chirping after writing that last blog post. I expected some questions and comments and...nothing. So, moving right along! No intense family transition to see here, keep it moving!
With Small Sun and Sprout returning to school, and Finch starting preschool two days a week, and B in daycare three days a week, the mom taxi will be back on the road.
Four days a week I will have double drop off and pick ups, and one day I will have triple. That's right, school - preschool - daycare, rinse and repeat.
Then there is ballet and Small Sun's sport of choice to add in. It is not unusual for me to spend up to three+ hours in the car on some days. Did I just say that out loud? Lord, help me!
I'm not going to whine about it. Until B goes, there is no relief from this necessity. What I DO want is a plan. How can I make this driving more fun?
I am planning to get the Chronicles of Narnia on disk for us all to enjoy, and I think looking for some other audio to keep the kids occupied (and not bickering) would be helpful.
For myself, I think getting some books on disk/an audible membership, etc would help. I can listen to sermons, podcasts, etc, which I really enjoy doing. For me, actually getting those things off the net and onto my phone/ipod is the part I struggle with. Those things take so much time for me to navigate that it is not easy and I need easy!
What else? In cooler weather I like to make myself a cup of tea to take in the afternoon to enjoy as I go. The only problem with that is by the time I'm getting to the end of the school run I am just about peeing myself! Silly post-baby bladder.
So, what am I missing here? How can I make all this time in the car a positive? I need your ideas!