I have this incredible talent. I do realize that nobody likes to hear someone boast about how awesome they are, but well…sometimes you just have to toot your own horn. I want you all to know that I have the talent of being able to get lost going nearly anywhere! It’s a gift inherited from my mother.
This weekend I took KT down to the aquarium for her first training day. We dutifully printed out directions (it doesn’t matter that everyone else just knows how to get there, I need directions.) Despite the fact that there is very little traffic at the crack of dawn in Seattle on the weekends, my child insisted that we take double the amount of time normally needed to get there. It’s a good thing we did, as despite KT’s careful navigation skills, we found ourselves not near the water, but in the International District, known by some as “China Town”. We wandered around for a while trying to find our wayout and eventually managed to end up at the aqarium with at least five minutes to spare.
With KT dropped off, I merely had to find my way home. As far as I could tell, I had two choices. I could head back the convulted way that we had come, or I could attempt the straightforward way that Shaun always took. Naturally, I picked Shaun’s quick and easy way.
Have you ever noticed that when somebody else is driving, you don’t really pay attention to where you are going? No? Hmmm… Anyways, I should have come directly to the freeway, but I…um…couldn’t find it. So, I just drove around looking for something familair like I always do in situations like this. I finally found the familar city of Ballard and more importantly, an on-ramp to the freeway. I decided head north as we are north of nearly everything. I was getting pretty close to the Canadian border before it occurred to me that maybe I should have been headed south…
Two hours after I dropped KT off, I proudly made it home before the rest of my family even woke up. Like I said…it’s a gift.