I KNOW I shouldn't be doing this stuff while driving... and I'm NOT - I have just heard that OTHER moms do these things.
That's NOT even me in the pic below.
If this is going to make you mad - it's a big internet out there, quit wasting your time here and find a safety website... or this car seat post I did.
Also - don't text and drive - it's just dangerous.
On to the post:
Has your state outlawed talking on the phone and/or texting while driving? I got to thinking today all of the other (possibly more dangerous) things other moms do while driving. If talking on the phone was the only thing they were doing... chances are they would be safer than any two things on the following list. Oddly enough, in most tests, dads can do nothing on this list and need the assistance of a mom driving or sitting in the passenger seat because his "arms are too short" (or so I've heard).
<most, if not all of these things can be done without removing your eyes from the road - and a mom is usually doing at least two at a time - or so I've heard>
- Take pictures ^ obviously
- Record tantrums happening in the back of the car for proof/playback later
- Detect a dirty diaper (sometimes with their nose... sometimes... in other ways)
- Find and place a binky in a rear facing child's mouth
- Open a granola bar/zip lock bag/juice box - NO ONE has successful opened a Capri Sun (plus aren't they all filled with mold?)
- Toss a stuffed animal to a rear facing/forward facing child
- Remove various items of clothing and put them back on - this includes but is not limited to - shoes, pants, hats, and gloves
- Answer 1000 questions
- Read a map, and explain the map to a toddler who may or may not be able to see it
- Enter a few destinations into the GPS
- Find any app on an IPad
- Prepare a bottle
- Find a specific toy/book/item of clothing/blanket/binky that has been thrown
- Break up an argument
- Keep a baby awake by speaking loudly/prodding/offering candy
- Explain how and why freight trains are different from passenger trains, where they run, and how often they run
- Keep together a caravan of mom-cars heading to the nearest playground
- Order food for everyone in that caravan in a drive through
- Wipe a hand/nose/mouth/ear on a rear facing/forward facing child
- Pump - with a double electric ;)
It's weird, I used to think applying my makeup while talking on the phone on the way to work was hard. I was such a rookie.
Hop on over to these blogs where - if they are lucky - I'll share this :)