It’s chauffeur night. Actually, it’s been a chauffeur day and right now is my break = 🙂 I read an article recently about how we feel most at rest when we are alone – I concur!
I am like many parents I’m sure where personal chauffeur for our children is part of the job description. And let’s face it, we wouldn’t want it any other way.
Our eldest daughter, Daur1, has recently labeled this time as older siblings road trip. For me, it’s when I get to hear what’s really happening at college – X loves college because she can get high everyday!… I know what weed smells like now!… I’m disappointed with Z, he tried ecstasy! Class A drug!.. The sniffer dogs were in college today.
I’m sure it’s not a complete den of iniquity but I’m glad the children are comfortable with opening up with at least one of their parents. I tried not to get too concerned about the interest and exposure to illegal drugs!
So, my chauffeur duties today have been: drop dear husband at train station before 7h; drop Daur2 close to school before 8h20 (so I can get myself to work for 9h meeting); pick up dear husband from station; wait and pick up Daur1 from station; take Son1, Daur1 & Daur2 to Stake Youth Seminary & Activity – older siblings road trip plus one (i.e. Daur2); and then drive back home.
So, I’m looking forward to the drive home and hearing the news from stake youth. I am grateful that they enjoy being with their peers at church and I know I will look on these days, evenings, fondly… one day… maybe sooner rather than later since Son1 turns 18 years in the coming days 🙂