The one-car blues

I woke up this morning a little resentful. I wasn’t sure of the source of my mood, but I figured the rain had something to do with it.

By the time I got ready, dressed my daughter, and jumped into the car with my husband (we are sharing as a way to save expenses), my foul mood was full-blown.

Elyse sang about strawberries on her way to daycare, which made me smile. But, Mike and I rode to downtown in silence. Pretty sure that didn’t improve my spirits.

As I snatched my bag out of the backseat, I realized that I missed riding in my car alone. It’s nice to spend extra time with my family, but I used the 30-minute trek to and from work to decompress. It gave me a chance to shed any hangups from home before I got into the office and vice-versa. It sounds clichĂ©, but I think it made me a better person.

I thought about different ways to explain this to my husband. All the scenarios I concocted seemed like one-way tickets to more days of awkward silence.

So I’ve decided that this is another opportunity for a productive five minutes. Five minutes of peace. Doesn’t that sound great? I haven’t figured out how to make that work yet, but I will definitely keep you posted!

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3 thoughts on “The one-car blues

  1. I agree with Tammy. Plug into something, mp3, iphone….I do it all the time with my husband since he favors NPR…some days and time I just can't stand to hear it. So as long as he is driving I compromise by pluggin in. We had the discussion so he knows why I do it, so he isn't offended.

  2. Stopping by from SITS. You go girl for being able to have only one car! Alone time is so valuable…maybe a MP3 player to block out the noise?? Have a good weekend!

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