Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Backseat Betty!

We am I sure glad that Sarah took drivers ed. in China, before joining our family! I don't know how I did it without her these last 34 years! Oh yeah- I pretty much get instructions on how to drive every 200 ft. Drive faster, whoa mom be careful, green is go so go, turn here turn here, there there, red is stop, look look- at which point I briefly try to explain I can't look I am driving!

I also want to apologize to anyone that may park next to us- IF your car is wearing white-I have nothing to do with it BUT I may know the guilty party! She has beautiful brown eyes, a sweet smile, goes by the name of Sarah (or backseat Betty) and if you ask her if she had anything to do with it, she will say very politely "I don't know".  Which translated means I am pretending I don't understand you so I don't have to fess up! Her head will be tilted to the side, she have the beginnings of a smile on her pretty little face, her shoulders will be slightly raised and her arms gently bent to each side- get the picture! 

4 comments:

Mom Of Many said...

That is just too funny! Backseat Betty!! Wonder how she got so "backseatish"??? Too cute!! (Although it could drive you crazy I suppose!)...

I have one backseat driver - only he's 53 - ugh!! Love, me xo

Jill said...

What a silly girl! I know these days are coming my way soon......
BTW, where do you all live again??? Just want to make sure I'm not parked next to you all! LOL!

Lori said...

LOL!!! I love it. Sounds like her English is coming along nicely...maybe too nicely huh? Perhaps if she was saying all this in Mandarin you would just think she was being cute & not bossy!

Pam said...

We've got a Backseat Betty, too! Anna Claire loves giving Emily driving advice. "Not so fast, Sissy. There's a red light Sissy. Stop for the stop sign, Sissy." We tell Emily that not many big sisters learn to drive with their 3 year old sister's commentary in the background!

Pam