Thursday, May 17, 2012

Soccer Mom Carpool...On Foot

Here's a math sentence that sums up my life as of late:

Me + active babies - car = UGH!

I've always been proud of the fact that I never learned to drive. I know it's silly, but I feel it makes me a REAL NYer to not have a license. "Why do I need to know how to drive? Everything I could ever need is withing walking distance. All the other stuff is just an hour away by subway!"

However, over the last couple of weeks, I've caught myself uttering the phrase "I wish I had a car." Things have been so busy for me lately and if I had a car I could get around faster (or maybe not, considering the traffic situation in Manhattan). The girls have a lot going on, I have a lot going on and last week's ANNOYING TREK all the way out to East Elmhurst convinced me that there are some places in the Tri-State area that are better reached by car.

So whatever, this is all to say...wait for month, I am going to the DMV to get my permit. Then, I will sign up at a driving school and take lessons. OR I could just continue to hide behind my car phobia and refill my MetroCard like a BAWSE. But most likely I'll get the stupid permit and pay for the stupid lessons. There. Happy now?

*smooches...not really enthused about this idea*
there's a really good chance I'll forget on purpose by mistake, so don't hold your breath on that license...your small children and outside pets are safe. for now.