The one behind the wheels
The first thing I did after my SPM was to get my driver’s license and as soon as I got it, I moved out to KL for college. That was the end of my driving story. I get panicky each time I am behind the wheels and my legs will go wobbly. Imagine there was once a short stint where I was working in the Sales team WITHOUT being able to drive! My superior had to drive me around each time I secured an appointment. Like that also I can last for a little over a year in that company!
Anyway, the point of my story today is Darling has always been the designated driver since like forever. He drives me and Ethan around. I never find the need to drive when he is around and he feels more secure driving me but suddenly this year, there is a change in his routine. He won’t be able to drive Ethan to class on certain periods and I’ll have to take over. To prepare me for that, I started to take the wheels today.
Ethan has been a great sport, encouraging me all the way. He even directed me to his class telling me to take the left turn and so on. In other words, he was also my back seat driver @_@ But at least I know now that Ethan knows the way from home to his Mandarin class and back.
Having not driven for so long, I don’t even have the common sense of a driver. After sending Ethan to class, I had to drive to PJ. There was this cross-junction without a traffic light and I panicked. I thought ALL cross-junctions come equipped with traffic lights! Anyway, I stopped there waiting for the road to clear before even trying to drive forward but was given a very loud HONK by the lorry behind me gesturing to just GO!
I slowly move forward and the cars on my left started to slow down to make way for me but by then my legs turned jelly dy. Damn I was doing so great the entire morning until that incident scared the nerve out of me. The worst thing is, I did not even remember to buckle up until somebody noticed it in this picture that my belt is not secured :(
I do not enjoy driving. Many people told me that once I get the hang of it, I’ll enjoy the freedom but there is nothing I want more than being driven by Darling right now but I have to face the reality that I need to play the role of the driver for now, at least until Darling’s routine return to normal.
I might joke about it on Facebook but deep down, I’m really still very terrified and I wish I do not have to do this.
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I am a mother to two boys; Ethan and Ayden and a wife to Darling William. I'm a stay at home mum who blogs to break the monotony of life and to avoid feeling jaded. Would love to get to know all the Super Mommies and Daddies and Babies or Singles out there with the hope that we can learn more from each other. Most of all, I am a happy person, and I hope YOU are too.
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