Friday, May 16, 2008

Compass confusion

Do they make GPS for strollers?

I have no sense of direction. None. I got lost returning from picking up our special guest judge yesterday.

Why? Well, I was backtracking with my mapquest directions and since I took the North version to get to her location, I figured the South version would get us back home. Apparently I wanted the West version or something. I called Bob in a panic, because I was driving past things I hadn't seen on my way to pick up our guest. He told me to get off the highway and turn around. I called him a few minutes later obsessing about the names on the street signs. Then I called him yet again whining about the exit numbers. It was awful. At least I didn't cry, which is my usual reaction. I absolutely hate getting lost, even though I'm terribly good at it.

Bob is great with directions, and he's definitely a crutch for me. From the stories Bob tells me, his brother is and has also always been really great with directions.

I have a feeling Little Elvis may have inherited this great knack from his father. Yay!! My sense of direction was definitely something I didn't want to pass onto him.

With the pretty weather we've been having, Bob and I have been taking Little Elvis on multiple walks. And because of my aforementioned lack of direction, I will typically stick to the same route.

We do occasionally take different paths, such as the one we took on Monday evening. As soon as we went straight instead of turning, Little Elvis burst into tears. I chalked it up to the fact that we had been following a big dog before we turned.

But then he cried when I took a different path on Wednesday afternoon. It was a path we have been known to take, but it's not the shortest route to his beloved swings.

On Thursday, our special guest and I decided to take Little Elvis on yet another walk, and since I had to deliver something to a neighbor, we went the different route again. Again, he went bananas.

I think our little boy has become familiar with his usual route! I hope he has! Maybe I won't need that GPS after all.

6 Comments:

Blogger Marla said...

My nephew is like that. He wants the same way to get anywhere every time. I like to go all kinds of different ways and always enjoy being a tad lost. There were times when we lived in NJ though that I kinda freaked a few times. The driving was so stressful there at first that I was afraid to drive anywhere.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Babies are total creatures of habit, which is why only CERTAIN books before bedtime will do in my house!

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

I'm awfully directionally challenged too :) I don't walk zachy much in the stroller because he HATES it so that's not an issue for us. LOL

7:18 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

How cute!!!

Thanks for sharing.

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Laura McIntyre said...

LOL Im completly suck with directions to and hate when someone asks me how to get anywhere. I guess its a good thing i don't drive

6:15 AM  
Blogger Joanna said...

My worst fear is being lost. I wished that all cars were equipped with the GPS systems!

12:01 PM  

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