We headed for the school yard a few hours ago. Mom wanted to practice her driving this weekend. This event was another step towards regaining her normal life after her hip fracture on January 31st.
Behind the high school, we switched seats. She got in her van like usual, adjusted the seat and mirrors, put on her seat belt, and off we went. We meandered our way through the high school roads, then past the middle schools, and finally past the elementary schools. The last elementary school we went by was the one I began my schooling in. Instead of paying attention to Mom’s driving, I was focusing on kindergarten and summer camps. I was also jolted by a flood of memories of dreams I’ve had about the old school days. My day dreaming answers the question of “How did she do?” She did fine, and drove us home. In other words, I wasn’t afraid to day dream.
She’s now free to move about town.
But not without a few reminders from me:
– Remember to always use your directionals
-Take a right onto the highway (avoid going left: it’s too dangerous!)
-Don’t engage with the road-rage bullies
-And NO cell phone use. That means talking OR texting! (haha)
Gosh, they grow up so fast…