The Bad Car Habit That I Had to Break

What mother isn’t busy?

Especially if you have more than one child, and they are all on different schedules! This year has been exceptionally hard for me because I have three different kids on three different schedules, which include two different schools. Therefore we spend a lot of time in the car.

One thing I got into the habit of doing for a while was passing food back to the kids while I was driving. Whether it was fast food from a drive thru, or just snacks that I have stockpiled up in the front seat.Of course, I always knew it wasn’t the best idea, but we all have to pick and choose our battles. But as time has gone on, and my anxiety as a mother has grown, I have stopped doing a lot of things in the car because they are simply unsafe.

Needless to say, I’ve stopped passing food to the kids while I am driving.

A chicken nugget just isn’t worth the cost. We have all put down our cell phones, but if there are other ways you are being distracted in the car, you just gotta cut it out!

In fact, the more I think about the simple act of reaching around to the back seat, the more anxious I get just picturing what could have happened when I was distracted.

Having to pull over and distribute food is a pain. It takes more time and it can make us late for different activities. But I would simply rather be late than never get there at all. Wouldn’t you?

Take a moment and take a pledge with me to do the same!

If not for me and the other drivers on the road, than for your own children!

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