When you think “suburban mom,” you probably picture a woman wearing Lululemon pants carrying a travel coffee mug and driving a minivan so she can kick ass at carpool. Me, I try to change out of the workout pants by noon, but I do make sure to I stop at Dunkin Donuts mid-afternoon and I have been in a lot of carpools (but I drive an SUV—just saying!).
When carpools work, they can be fantastic—good for you, good for your kids, and even good for the environment. But a bad carpool is worse than no carpool at all.
It all started with a simple question. My son wanted to know what my favorite television show on Nickelodeon was when I was a kid. I told him that there was no Nickelodeon. He was stunned.
“No Nickelodeon?” he replied, both shocked and alarmed, “I feel bad for you.”
But he hadn’t heard the worst of it. I then shared with him all the other simple pleasures that I grew up without.
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