So anyway, whose idea was it to let children drive cars?
I’m just asking.
(Oops, sorry – are my white knuckles showing?)
Because really I think it would be preferable if they had to wait until I was in a nursing home…where I will probably be shortly due to the anxiety said driving causes me daily!
First, you have to sit helpless (the very definition of a sitting duck!) in the passenger seat and teach them how to drive, a process during which it is important to stay alert and keep your eyes peeled for danger even though you’d give $1000 to hide under a blanket on the back seat… or better yet, coach them via satellite from the safety of your living room couch 🙂
But that is far better than what comes next, when they are licensed to drive, and you have to wave from the porch as the taillights disappear out the driveway and hope and pray that your baby returns safe and sound (having also not caused undue damage to persons and property in the great state of New York or nearby Connecticut.)
And then bam, bam, bam – they’re all learning one right after another, so we don’t even get a breather between kids.
I tell you. My crop of gray hairs is multiplying at an alarming rate. This whole kids driving thing is not good for my peace of mind.
You know what IS good for peace of mind? CHOCOLATE 🙂 (Do you like how smoothly I segued into that? :))
Just WAIT until you see the chocolate delight I have for you today! It has been baked specially for you by Teresa – her fabulous French Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Glaze! (and if you follow that link and scroll down to the July 29 post you can get the recipe 🙂 – sorry, for some reason I couldn’t get the post-specific link… maybe because of the deterioration of mental function caused by all the driving anxiety :))
|photograph copyright Teresa Robeson 2013 used with permission|
Doesn’t that look YUMMY?! And it’s especially appropriate because Teresa is friends with today’s pitcher, so it’s kind of like she baked this cake especially for the occasion 🙂
Today’s pitch comes to us from Darshana. Darshana’s special talents by day are solving engineering problems, creating activities for her kids, and concocting ways to spend time with her husband. By night she reads and writes picture books, so one day she can realize her dream of becoming a published author. Check out her book reviews at Flowering Minds, and keep up to date on the latest in the kidlit world by “Liking” her on FaceBook or “Following” her on Twitter.
Here is her pitch:
Working Title: Karina The Dancer
Age/Genre: Picture Book (ages 4-8)
The Pitch: Wanting to be a dancing star like her older sister, free-spirited Karina signs up for Indian classical dance, a structured art form, only to realize her true talents lie in a different dance style.
So what do you think? Would You Read It? YES, MAYBE or NO?
Darshana is looking forward to your thoughts on her pitch! I am looking forward to when all my children are excellent, experienced, accomplished drivers and I don’t have to worry anymore… (yeah, I heard it. I know it comes with parenthood that I will always worry about them :)) So that’s not realistic. Okay then. I am looking forward to Friday when we are going to have a very fun Short & Sweet! Sharpen your pencils and get ready for something special! And that’s the truth! 🙂
Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone! Happy reading and writing!
(And if you should happen to hear a shriek from the direction of the east coast, don’t worry – it’s probably just me in the passenger seat while #5 takes her place behind the wheel :))