But the funny thing is that the reason she said it at the time had nothing to do with the inconvenience of finding rides everywhere and that sort of thing. It was because we were waiting in the parking lot of a grocery store while my husband ran in to get a few things and she was BORED. She wanted to ride around the parking lot instead of just sitting in one spot! Apparently the seven minutes we had to wait was torture!
Tonight she said something about driving and when I reminded her that I cannot drive she said "Yes you can! You can drive my jeep!" Which is true. I have hopped on her jeep and driven it on the driveway although I am sure I exceed the weight limit.
After that she said that I should wear glasses. I told her they do not work for me and she asked me if I could see around the room we were in. I said yes and of course that made her wonder why my eyes are not good enough to drive.
She is an extremely bright kid and I can tell she is trying to make sense of my vision. Which is not easy to do even for adults!
She and my 2 year old now each have their own battery operated vehicles that they ride around in. Thanks to some wonderful family friends who gave us their old Jeep! Alexis knows how to make a three point turn thanks to my husband. It is amazing! She loves to drive up our long driveway to get the mail and drive back down the hill. Of course I walk along with her when she does this! Ayla likes to ride with her big sister and take control of the radio. I do not want to think this far ahead but I can't help picturing them as teens doing this! I hope they stay as close as they are now.
I know I am a good mom. We took Ayla for a check up the other day and she blew everyone away with her vocabulary, her demeanor, her politeness and the fact that she did not cry when getting a shot or blood drawn (CRAZY!)
So I know that I am doing my best and that they are learning and developing right on track or better. But I can't help feel like my not being able to drive is hindering them now and will so more and more as they get older.
I am very lucky to have my family so close and I am eternally grateful for all of their help.
I feel like I have been getting better about pushing these fears to the side while I enjoy every minute with these cuties! But when these questions come up, or in certain situations, I can't help but feel some sadness.
Now check out these cuties cruising around in their pink cars!