I couple weeks ago, I turned the TV on and Oprah just happen to be on. She and her panel of experts were discussing safe driving. She was pairing with some company (I can’t remember who) to encourage people to put down cell phones and stop texting and driving.
They were talking about how dangerous and distracting it is. People are taking their eyes off the road for multiple minutes at a time and getting in these horrible car accidents. I am all for safety so I decided to try and comply to this.
But I think that this needs to be taken a step further because I have to admit there is something, actually four somethings, that are way more distracting in my car than my cell phone.
That’s right, its my children.
If its not screaming and crying then its fighting or just their incessant talking which distracts me while I am driving. I ask you, how is a person suppose to concentrate on the road when Jake is crying in the way back of the van because Quinn is touching him and Claire and Hayden are having a fight about ignoring each other.
You know, Hayden is upset because Claire is talking to him so I tell him to just ignore her which he does by doing saying this, “I am ignoring you, Claire.”
To which she responds, “No. You not ignore me, Hiyen!”
“Yes, I am. I am ignoring you, Claire.”
“No. You not ignore me, Hiyen.”
And back and forth on and on it goes. How is a person suppose to concentrate with that going on?
But never fear, I have come up with a solution. And no, its not yelling at them until my throat hurts because that doesn’t work and really only gets you weird looks from people in the car next to you.
I think that car seat makers need to make car seat come with sound proof, plexiglass boxes. When you strapped a kid into their seat, you would just lower this box down around them and the problem would be solved. They could be as loud as they wanted and no one would be able to hear them and it would solve the whole, ‘someone is touching me’ problem.
It is beautiful.
With these child safety boxes installed, driving the car would be so much less distracting. In fact, I am pretty sure that I could text and drive safely.