Driving in the Fast Lane

Moving the Twins around

[dropcaps]I[/dropcaps]’ve always been a fan of the Queensway – Otown’s greatest and only freeway, if you could call it that. It’s always been the best way to get from A to B in a rush. Since moving further south and out of its path, it’s complicated my routes. Now instead of thinking in terms of one major highway, I have to think outside the box about how to get to where I’m going. For someone who’s recovering from Mommy Brain, that’s not an easy task.

The other day I took the Queensway to Stittsville (west of Kanata) and it felt strange – in fact scary – to be going over 80 km/h. Driving in the middle lane, ever notice how close the other cars are when they whiz past you? The days of me driving over 100 km/h are over, even if the kids aren’t in the car with me. I just don’t feel comfortable on a four lane highway anymore since I’m no longer in a rush to get anywhere. Of course, that may change once I return to work!

Being home with our two cuties has definitely put some things in perspective. I’ve been able to enjoy the great outdoors every day, like it or not because M&M bring my shoes when they want to go outside. Hanging out on the porch or backyard forces you to watch every car that goes by, look for planes, and comment on all the activity happening on our street for the benefit of our lil M&Ms.

We’ve gotten to know our neighbours since we see them almost every day. The neighbourhood kids come running over to play with them. Other neighbours come over to chat and visit even after a long day at work. Our street has a pretty laidback atmosphere, which is great. It’s a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the stressed drivers stuck in traffic on the highway. Luckily, my route to work doesn’t require using the Queensway during rush hour. Instead there’s the potential for being stuck at lots of red lights, which is my other pet peeve about driving. Oh well, can’t have everything!

About the author

Ambereen is mom to two cute twins Mister and Missy, now with a third baby on the way! She’s Canadian eh, and lives in Canada’s capital with her husband, Mr. Mama. Between travelling and a busy social life, she works full-time in the public sector in IT policy. She enjoys writing short stories interjected with subtle humour about life adventures, sharing recipes, and coming up with fun yet simple activities to do with the kids. After a short hiatus where life got in the way of writing, she is back blogging at 2Cute – Adventures in Twin Parenting. She is looking forward to sharing her experiences here about life with twins + 1. And yes, it’s only one this time!

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