Today is apparently True Confessions Day. So, in that spirit, here is my tale of caution:
Driving the week after daylight savings time can be dangerous, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. Why? Because of an increase in accidents.
So next year, even with this knowledge, I recommend you keep it to yourself. Why?
Because you might read it to your husband and, because you are a passionate person, you might make a big deal about how he should be extra alert while driving.
In that same passionate, type-A way about you, you may also be constantly pointing out driving techniques to your eldest daughter who is due to get her permit in 5 months.
After all, you have a lot to impart as you probably have gone over 17 years without so much as a warning.
Then, in a rush to pick up said eldest daughter, you yourself may get pulled over. What! Why?
Because you apparently rolled through a stop sign. I say ‘apparently’ because you honestly can’t remember rolling through the stop-sign — you were too busy thinking about other things! Scary!
That’s when you realize you are the very reason people write articles about scary drivers during daylight savings week! Because you are type-A and that’s how you think! All or nothing. (I know you so well.)
So you tell your husband and daughter. As you tell them, you’re assuming they’ll be shocked.
Instead, they burst out into laughter… and can’t stop. Your husband might even say it’s an early birthday present, because he’s laughing so hard. (Note: You might be more of a back-seat driver than previously realized… although you have gone 17 years without so much as a warning…but I digress.)
All because you should have kept that article reading to yourself… and drank more coffee.
On the bright side… if you ignore my advice, and all this stuff happens to you, you will see it as a reminder to focus on the task at hand instead of getting preoccupied with all the tasks you still have yet to do. After all, your family’s theme Bible verse of the year is: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for man.” Colossians 3:23
People will also remember the mention that you needed more coffee. So now everyone makes sure that the coffee is made in the morning.
Because you love coffee. You might have even written about truly appreciating it.