29 June 2009

Worry over Nothing

We were driving 2 kilometres to Grandma's house. I repeat: 2 kilometres. That's around about 1.2 miles. Okay? That's all.



Me: Oh, look, we're getting low on fuel (gas) - we'll have to fill up soon.

Sonny Ma-Jiminy: Or will the car stop?

Me: Well yes, I guess so, but we have about 50 km left to go, so that's a long way before the car would run out. It's like ... oh, halfway to WARWICK!

SMJ: And then would we be stopped beside the road?

Me: If we were silly and forgot to refuel, yes, I guess we would.

SMJ: And we'd have to push the car all the rest of the way?

Me, hugely pregnant with the SIJ issue, placenta praevia and blood-pressure problems, recurrent tonsillitis and not getting much sleep: No way! We'd call someone to come and put enough fuel in so we could get to a fuel station, then we'd fill up once we were there.

...Pause...

SMJ in a worried voice from the back of the car: Are we nearly at Warwick?

Me: Son! We are not going to Warwick on an empty tank! We're nearly at Grandma's house. Two kilometres! We'll make it EASILY! Then I will go and fill up! Promise!

9 comments:

Femina said...

So... did you make it????

Sassy Britches said...

Yeah, inquiring minds want to know! I'm picturing Smoochy Girl attempting the push. Nothing doing. :)

Jen said...

do you have a history of running out of gas? poor kid is just so worried.

Hippomanic Jen said...

just so you know for any future SmJ worry-attacks - Allora, conveniently situated halfway between Warwick and Toowoomba, does sell petrol. You're covered.

The Accidental Housewife said...

That's a classic. Maybe you need to buy him a little petrol jerry for Christmas?

Crazy Sister said...

It's all downhill to Grandma's from your house. You could have turned off the engine to freak him out, and coasted the whole way. "See? I told you we'd make it."

Givinya De Elba said...

Ha ha, you're right!!

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Kids...so adorable. Innocent. Wanting all of the time to make sure that we are okay.

Say, I've been out of touch for several days. Trying to tweak my blog a little, remove some old stuff, start fresh. Even changed my name to ♥Boomer♥ from bfs-Mimi .. but I'm still the same person. :-)

Getting prepared to "go public" again after I take care of a few more things...but tonight I just had to catch up on a bit of reading and commenting.

I'm so glad I came by here. I'm leaving with a smile.

tinsenpup said...

Like Sonny, I too suffer the debilitating condition of petrol anxiety. I can't let it go below a quarter tank without refilling or I obsess over it. I never have run out of petrol though.