You’re not Elastigirl – Monday Quotes #23

Because you’re not Elastigirl. My 4-year-old son.

At the start and end of every weekday, I drop off and pick up my kids from daycare. I am slowly but surely training them to understand what I can and cannot do while driving the car.

  • I cannot read them stories while driving.
  • I cannot hand them books or toys until we come to a full stop at a red light.
  • I cannot look at whatever it is that they are trying to draw my attention to.
  • I cannot help them take off or put on jackets, shoes, socks or hats.
  • I cannot wipe up the snot they have sneezed all down the front of their shirts.
  • I cannot clean up the Cheerios that have suddenly been launched all over the van for no apparent reason.
  • I cannot retrieve items that have fallen or been thrown on the floor until we come to a full stop at a red light.
  • If the items that have fallen or been thrown on the floor are beyond my reach, I cannot retrieve them until we reach our destination.

I’m fairly certain these important lessons are slowly starting to sink in. How do I know? Because the other day my 4-year-old told my 2-year-old that ‘Mommy can’t reach it. Right Mommy? Because you’re not Elastigirl.”



About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home. I love Mondays because I can return to the world of adults, go to the bathroom alone and have nearly uninterrupted conversations with others.
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6 Responses to You’re not Elastigirl – Monday Quotes #23

  1. I’m still trying to teach my children these lessons too. I’m not Elastigirl either, which is too bad. That could be very useful as a Mom power.

  2. It took me a long time to explain to my dudes what I really couldn’t (and shouldn’t) do while driving. Love this post!!

  3. Slimdusty says:

    I can completely relate.

    Great post, it made me chuckle.

  4. Marie says:

    Awesome post!! I can totally relate – it seems like they always have something I need to look at urgently, especially when driving. But the way a kid starts to understand things in their own little ways, (ie. not being Elastigirl), just makes me laugh!!

    Thanks for the chuckle:-)

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