Rule Number Four

[Originally posted to my blog ‘Point of Tears’ on Aug 19, 2005.]

When allowing a nine year old girl to navigate you must have (and use) the patience of a saint and the sense of humor of Robin Williams.

Just after arriving here in Fresno I found myself needing to run errands to various places nearby. Not wanting to get into a wreck, I decided to give the Brat an opportunity to practice her map reading skills. (A skill that every person should hone to the highest degree IMHO.) So I found myself sitting in the driving seat, while at the same time, not being in control at all.

In the end, I somehow found a source of seemingly endless patience, while the Brat learned a few lessons about the best way to position a map to figure out where the heck you are in relation to where the heck you want to be.

I told her that the next step it to learn how to read maps without streets. For some reason she looked at me like I was nuts.

Well, it’s 2am and I need to get to bed. I have much more to write about; but this was a quick funny I could leave you with.

Cheers my friends!


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