There are many awkward situations one will face throughout the emotionally unstable, pimple-laden journey that is growing up. One of those situations is most likely carpooling. It is a forced togetherness based solely upon proximity and convenience, nothing more. In my case, I was stuck riding to school with various families throughout elementary school, none of whom were friends or even kids in my grade. But most of the time, the awkwardness didn't even come from the lack of commonality I shared with the other kids riding with me. It came from their parents.
My husband and I are now empty nesters. Woo hoo! We raised our glasses and toasted that both our children have jobs and paychecks. One just graduated from college and the other is halfway through.
That is the good news. Here is the bad news. We have one vehicle.
So you ask….Why did you give away your cars to your children? They have jobs, they can buy their own vehicles?!
We decided, as a couple, that it would be easier, initially, for them to get on their way without any drama, to take the two cars and get to work....more
For most of us living in Silicon Valley, San Francisco is "just a drive away". I used to think nothing of heading up to the city for a night out or to catch a weekend festival. With today's gas prices, we've begun to pause and think twice about making the drive up. For this week's BlogHer conference, I looked at 3 options for getting there: