It's not a new car. It's a way old used car, but it's just supposed to get 17 and 15 back and forth to school. Supposedly on time.
They started using the car to get back and forth to school on Monday. Today is Tuesday.
They've been late to school 2 days in a row. Now, I can't really math all that well, but it seems to me that this may be some sort of a pattern. 2 for 2. We're batting .1000. I wish we were talking baseball. I wish it was warm enough outside for baseball. Mmmmm baseball.
Wait, what was I saying? Oh yeah, the car that we bought that was SUPPOSED to be useful in getting our chilluns to and from school. In a timely manner. That's right. So the house rule is, you MUST leave for school no later than 7:20 because you never know if there will be trains (all the freaking time), accidents, ice, etc. and just ONE of those issues will jack you up and make you late.
Now that it's February 24 and it was a balmy -2° outside this morning, the girls left the house at 7:28. Wait, what? Why YES! YES that IS 8 minutes later than they are supposed to leave to ensure they make it to school on time. Thanks for noticing. They also left the house with no coats, but that's a blood-boiling rant for another day.
Anyway, they left at 7:28. Only to return at 7:33. Why? Because the windows were so frost-covered that 17 couldn't see to drive. Thank you sweet Jesus that she had the sense enough NOT to just ignore the frost and try to make it. No, instead she freaked out and drove back home. I drove them to school this morning, which now means that I have to pick them up after basketball practice, then drop 15 off at volleyball practice at 6:00.
Tell me again how much easier this car is making our lives?
Which leads to a NEW set of rules at Casa Snarky-Ass:
1. 7:00: You start the car to warm it up (notice I said YOU, not ME start the car) because not only is that improper grammar but it also ain't gonna happen
"But Mom, do I just leave it running in the driveway? Won't someone try to steal it?"
Seriously, it's an 18 year old Acura, I'd probably have to pay someone to steal it.
2. 7:10: You go out to make sure all of the frost/ice is removed from the windshields so that you can actually SEE to drive the 18 year old car, the car that was actually born the year before you were.
3. 7:20 You are both INSIDE the car and on your way to school.
4. Mom works on her second cup of coffee.
I'll keep you posted on how well these rules are going to work out.
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