Wednesday, 8 October 2008

I AM Watching (sorta)

Everyone with kids does it and if your like me you do it a lot.
You drive kids places...like piano and guitar lessons and soccer and speech club and dance and swim clinic and a million other places that kids have to go and we have to take them.

I'm not complaining. Really.
There's something about sitting for a half hour with nothing whatsoever to do that's appealing.
It means I'm not cleaning or cooking or basically thinking.
I've spent an entire hour waiting on a child and didn't have a single thought. And I liked it.
A complete soccer game has been played not 3 feet from where I've sat in my lawn chair and I didn't see a single moment of it. I looked up and smiled when the moms who were paying attention cheered.

Today I sat in the driveway of Anna's piano teacher's house. I didn't go in because my shirt was actually my pajama top that I never took off although it was 3:30 in the afternoon.
I forgot to bring something to read so for the first time in my life I played the games on my phone.
I didn't know they were so hard. They gave me stress.
And they were all demos, so just when I felt that I wasn't a complete moron, the game would end and then invited me to buy and download the real game.
I didn't. Mostly because I didn't have a clue how to download them.

What do you do when you wait on your kids?


5 comments:

Perri said...

I balance my checkbook - and I always keep magazines in the car. I have, however, been known to kick back and sleep.

That's a good one.

jen said...

When Noah had piano lessons I clipped coupons and wrote up my grocery list. I have never been so organized since the lessons ended. Michael sat in the back of the car and did his homework which needed to be signed off by me.
~jen

Karasmith said...

my kids are too little to have their own life, so when I am waiting in a car that's not moving, I am probably listening to screaming.

justjuls said...

I try to always have a book in my purse or car - but here's the problem.... I am so ADD and interested in people that I can't stop people watching enough to concentrate on the dang thing! Ugh.

jblieu said...

I dream about when my cell phone had real games not stupid demos.
If I were at Anna's piano teacher's house during daylight hours, I would take a walk. You can go down toward where the little shopping strip is, cut across somewhere near the water tower and come back in exactly a half hour.