Yeppers. Sure did. I think that was the first time for me behind the wheel in nearly a year.
I have my nephews for the week, and their parents left with like zero groceries. I already did one round of groceries by bike, but my nephews don't ride, and my brother said NO for bike riding when he's not around to supervise. I was not in the mood to drag two cranky, overactive kids, so I told them I was going to drive. These are the responses I got from them:
"I thought you couldn't drive?"
"Are we gonna make it all the way there... by ourselves?"
"You don't have a drivers license!"
"Are you sure you know how to drive a car?"
"I've never seen you drive... I don't wanna go!"
Stuff like that. When we got in the car, they were so quiet you could hear a pin drop. I had to laugh. They didn't want to distract me from my driving just in case.
We got all the groceries (about 10 bags worth), and I loaded up the car trunk. Forgetting I had to worry about keys, I slammed down the trunk door, not realizing I'd left the keys on the floor of the trunk. Hilarity insues (well really, more like panic) when I realize I may not be able to drive us home, and we'd have to let the car sit for a week until my brother got back. Then the youngest one remembers you can pop the trunk, so I'm pulling the cord, but I didn't realize that I was popping the hood, not the trunk. Doh! *slaps forehead* So I end up getting the kids to scrub around the front dashboard until they found the right button, and we get the keys out of the trunk. After, I drove home, and the kids were so serious. They couldn't believe I knew how to drive. My brother called and laughed the entire time I told him about it.
I don't think I'm ready to drive again too soon. I told the kids bikes were better for the environment. Next time, we're taking the bus.