"My mommy doesn't drive this way."
"Is the puppet show far away? Do you know how to get
Lucky for Eli, I had my traveling companion
Eli listened to Tom's instructions with great interest. My first clue?
"Is your phone teaching you how to drive?" (I bet there are some people who wish I would take some additional lessons).
I explained that I was using a GPS, and that it was giving me directions to the puppet show.
"It said to turn right...you didn't turn right. Are we lost?" (Tom sometimes thinks a sharp bend in the road is, in fact, a turn. I wasn't supposed to TURN right, I was supposed to follow the road).
On our return trip...
If there was a period of time that Tom was being the strong, silent type?
"When is your phone going to talk again? Does it know how to get to my house? It's dark outside and I want my mommy and daddy."
I have to add that I don't visit the downtown St. Louis area very often. I had no idea where I was going, and was totally dependent upon Tom's vast knowledge of latitude and longitude to get us to our destination and back home.
And this was my first trip with Eli during the evening. Our other outings took place in broad daylight, and were local. He never had any comments about my driving on THOSE trips.
More comments from the peanut gallery:
"It's very far to my house. Did you go the wrong way?"
"My mommy drives this way. Did you know my house is big?"
We arrived at Casa de Eli right on schedule. All was right with the world.
His mom reported that Eli said that he had fun, he really likes the frog puppet he snagged, and that we didn't get lost.
And thanks, Eli, for being so well-behaved. I had fun!