Tuesday, January 13, 2015
How Do I Help Provide Top Education for My Kids When I Can't Drive?
4th Grade requires a bit more hands on work with me, which I love when he is in the mood to work. When he is not, I am thankful for flexibility and the ability to send him to rest until he gets in the mood to work. I love the ability to schedule "school time" at a time that works for us and take breaks as needed.
I have a question for all of you out there. I'm really struggling with the inability to drive and help get my children to all the great opportunities out there for them. We can "walk" to many places like the library, YMCA, etc, but many require a vehicle. Our city bus only runs until about 3:00pm, so that eliminates evening activities. The local YMCA holds group sports at a local school and although we can walk to the YMCA, they don't bus their athletes to practices or games. We now live within driving distance of some amazing opportunities for museum programs, fine art programs, volunteer opportunities, etc, but have no real way to get there. I even just saw opportunity for an audition to be in a musical, but can't offer that to my daughter because I can't promise her transportation.
In case you were wondering, the adult driver in this house is frequently unavailable at those needed times because of work. This has brought me to probably my greatest feeling of loss since the accident. I have found ways to make adaptations for the majority of my activities, but I cannot figure out how to provide these amazing opportunities for my children when I can't drive. Help! Any one out there have any great ideas? Maybe I just need to hire a driver. Do you think my driver could be like Morgan Freeman in Driving Miss Daisy?
Let me know what great ideas you have. I don't want my children to miss out on great opportunities just because I can't drive.
In the midst of everything, I'm still trying to remember to be thankful every day.
"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other values."
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