We woke up to a flat tire today, which wasn’t as stressful as the day I couldn’t get my car out of park, but it still presented the problem of getting Jeremy to school and figuring out how to get the tire fixed. Fortunately, a sweet friend took Jeremy to school for me (just as she did the day I couldn’t get my car out of park) so the most pressing problem had a fast solution. The next issue was getting the Pacifica to Sears. Even if I were able to inflate the tire temporarily, I really didn’t want to drive on it, and fortunately, I didn’t have to. I’m SO GLAD I decided to pay the extra fee for Roadside Assistance with our insurance. Usually, I decline all of the “extras,” but in our current living situation, the “extras” have been really handy. Within the hour, a tow truck showed up and we were on our way to get the tire fixed.
Originally, Jack was resistant. He’s loving this “staying home with Mom” stuff, especially the “staying home” part. He doesn’t want to go anywhere for anything. Instead, Little J prefers to stay in his footed pajamas until the last possible moment. Hey kid, I don’t blame you, but today it isn’t an option. We went a few rounds of “Let’s get dressed” and “I don’t want to” until finally the lightbulb came on.
“Hey Jack, wanna take a ride in Mater?”
“In Mater?” he asked in earnest.
“Yeah! Tow’Mater is coming to get us. Let’s go for a ride in Mater!”
“YEAH!” And he danced a little jig in his footed pajamas.
He got a kick out of watching our car “follow” us.