No, I can’t talk on the phone while driving

Focused on driving

We hadn’t been to Disneyland since the beginning of summer.  We have season passes, but we’ve been way too busy lately.  I asked Angry Kid if he wanted to go, and he got dressed as fast as he could. When we arrived at Disneyland, I was excited because it was very quiet there.  I’m sure that the summer crowds have died down since school started.

I let Angry Kid choose which rides we would go on.  He chose Autopia of course.  The kid loves to drive, but unfortunately his feet do not reach the gas pedal.  So I pushed it down for him.  I tried to have him hold my iPhone while driving.  I thought it would be a funny picture.  He refused it and said, “I can’t talk on the phone while driving, I will lose concentration and crash…”  He’s pretty smart like that.

Although he did not want to talk on the phone, shiny things distracted him.  The kid’s eye wanders everywhere. I can only imagine how it will be when he turns sixteen.  He kept jerking me around in the passenger seat because he saw something interesting and lost control.

And the end of the ride, we waited behind the many other cars to get out.  I reflected that the line of cars was like the 405 Freeway in Southern California.

Autopia Traffic is like the 405 Freeway

I am participating in I Heart Faces Photo Challenge this week, “Vroom Vroom”.  Be sure to check out their site for other entries and fabulous photos.

11 comments
Dee
Dee

I am new to your site. What a great post! I wish we also lived closer to Disneyland where we could go all the time.

Amy
Amy

I love disneyland and I love the picture of angry kid. sooo cute.

Libby
Libby

Hey! We almost went Sunday too! Looks like a lot of fun, hopefully we could go again soon.

Mama Mary
Mama Mary

Makes me want to go to Disneyland. And talk on the phone while driving.

Tractor Mom
Tractor Mom

Has Angry Kid already signed the "No Phone" pledge at Oparh.com? Come by when you get over your whip-lash...

Lee-Ann
Lee-Ann

LOL Such a good boy! :) I love the distracted by shiny things. "Squirel"

katie | motherbumper
katie | motherbumper

Love that photo and the boy is very sensible. When I did a similar ride with my 4yo in Disney World this past Spring, she almost gave me whiplash and I may have cried. I too fear for the teen years ;)

Alyssa
Alyssa

How cute! He's on the right track.

Lois
Lois

He did look so focused! But then again... haha! It's funny when he always got distracted.. Wonder how it'll be when he turns 16...

Megan
Megan

eave it to AK to follow the rules of the road, even in Autopia! my kid says things like "phew! the chippy didnt see you on your phone!" after I toss my phone down onto the passenger seat while im talking and driving.

Meegan
Meegan

great photo - I wish we lived that close to Disneyland! Lucky you!