About two weeks ago, I took my kids to our local community rec center to swim. I got there about 2:00 in the afternoon and there was NOWHERE to park. I circled and circled and then made the executive decision to park here:
My kids had a lot of questions about what Senior Citizen meant and why we were parking there. They didn't understand why we had to hurry out of the car and then at the end of the day, why we had to hurry back into the car and get the heck out of there.
Fast forward to this morning. I pulled into the mall and found myself in this spot:
This time I had no excuse. I just drove too far and didn't want to turn my car around to go back to a regular spot. The questions started almost immedietly. Luke and Sammie wanted to know what "expectant mother" meant. I explained and then of course, they didn't understand why we were parking there. I had to shamefully tell them we were just doing it even though I don't have a baby in my tummy.
Luke kept looking at me and raising his eyebrows up and down with a big smile on his face saying "expected mother" like it was an inside joke.
The kicker was when Sammie said "Mom, don't worry, when we get inside the mall, nobody will know whose car is whose in the parking lot." Nice. Is she mini-me or what.
Do you park in expectant mother parking? Do you park in senior parking or worse, disabled parking? I draw the line there--I do have some morals. Am I a horrible person. Don't answer that if you are going to say yes.