Mom Life, View from the chair

I love Jesus but I drive like a jerk…

I have been tracking with Jesus for many years. I teach at a Christian school. I am involved in my local community of believers at a great church. Most of my circle of friends are of the same faith. Needless to say, I am far from perfect but each day I hope to become a better Christian. I do however struggle with one thing. Here I go. I am about to bear my soul.

I drive like a jerk!

Yup. I must confess. The sole reason I do not have a bumper sticker on my car promoting the Christian school I work at, John 3:16, the cross, or even the Christian fish (Ichthus) is because I drive like a jerk. I get super impatient when slow people are in front of me. I get cranky when someone is riding my bumper…YES, I even slow down just to rip them off! See that is a totally jerky move.

I am getting better. I used to roll in a decked-out RED SUV with a sunroof, great sound system, remote car starter, and all the bells and whistles. Now having the mom van has slowed my roll a bit. Not as cool rolling in the mom van. The kicking sound system has been replaced by kid’s worship or the Christian satellite station.

Most important the gym bag has been replaced by a car seat. I know have a pair of eyes watching my every move. She is at the age where it is no longer do as I say…it is now do as I do.

I am not ready to put Christian bumper stickers on just yet…but perhaps soon.

In the wise words of my mother “at 65 you are driving it, at 90 you are aiming it.”

Slow down moms and dads, drive safe!



  1. I drive like a jerk too šŸ™‚ I think we all could get better at this! Thanks for sharing! #WanderingWednesday

  2. Lol I think lots of people drive like jerks….that’s mainly the reason I am so fearful of driving eek!! Because the road is full of jerks haha. Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub with this x

    1. beachchairtracy

      But I am trying to get better! šŸ™‚

  3. Don’t get a Christian car sticker! I’ve never seen one in a car that’s well driven. It’s almost like the driver thinks the sticker is a “get out of free jail” card

    1. beachchairtracy

      I would not be representing Jesus well. I got some work to do!

  4. Haha, I don’t excel at many things, but driving is one of them! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

  5. What a title ā€” I just had to read it!! #TheSatSesh

  6. Great example of starting from where you know you are. Good advice too. #thesatsesh

  7. Oh ! Iā€™m crap at driving great read Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

  8. This cracks me up šŸ™‚ Thanks for coming clean! #trekkingthru

  9. To be fair I slow down if people are way to close behind me, partially to annoy them but also because 1. I’m a bit scared and 2. I’d rather they took their impatient selves of in front of me and got on their way. So maybe you can take that one off the jerk column and have it as a win šŸ˜‰ #blogstravaganza

  10. Hahaha…same! I am so grumpy when I’m driving…perhaps it’s because I’m from Los Angeles and grew up with aggressive drivers and parking lot on the freeway kind of traffic. I currently sport that red suv and would think I’m hard to miss, but people continue to try to kill me every day!

  11. You are so right that we start to drive differently and so much more safely when we have children in the car with us. Thanks for linking up to #thesatsesh xx

  12. I don’t drive, but if I did, I’d definitely be that kind of driver! Fab post #DreamTeam

  13. I’ve loved driving in the past nut now that we have a new to us car with what feels like loads of buttons we don’t need I’m suddenly not enjoying it so much #Blogstravaganza

  14. I have to say I do enjoy driving sometimes – when the sun is shining, the kids are behaving, and I know where I’m going! When these things coincide it’s brilliant, it’s just a shame it doesn’t happen often!
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

  15. I love driving, but like you say, shame about so many idiots on the road. Thanks so much for sharing with #TriumphantTales, hope to see you again on Tuesday.

  16. Haha! That gave me a giggle. I’m sure you are not THAT bad šŸ™‚ I would be the mom driving you round the bend sticking to every driving rule in the book and going….. errrrmm…. slow. Sunday divers…. meh. Thanks so much for joining us for the #DreamTeam xx

  17. Zvonimir

    šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ This made me lol so hard , thank you šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

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