Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Drive-Throughs (Grateful, Day 9)

I didn't begin to appreciate the beauty of the drive-through until after the birth of my first kid.  That whole sleeping-kid-in-and-out-of-the-carseat to pick up one prescription/cash one check thing didn't work real well, and I thought I was properly grateful.  Then came kid number two, which, if you do the math, means that I had a newborn and a precocious 2 year old in tow when I set out to do my erranding.  And I thought I was properly grateful.

"Properly grateful" didn't actually roll around until I had 5 kids under twelve and I was 23 months pregnant with number 6.  And we were living in Rochester (big change from Florida, folks!) and it was 4 degrees outside.  And there was 10 inches of snow on the ground.  And the library, bless them, had a drive through window, which meant I could keep my swollen, boot-clad feet dry while I returned previously discussed stacks of invariably overdue books.

Yep, that's grateful.

1 comment:

  1. Our library's good, but my personal favorite is the CVS prescription drive-through window. I get the pediatrician's secretary to call in the Rx, then I call CVS from my cell to confirm that they're filling it right then, and it's ready by the time the sick kid and I pull up at the window.

    Nice to see you posting again!


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