# Funny stories
Growing Up Without, Learning to Give Back – Adoption Diaries
It’s really amazing the way we perceive things based on our environment and circumstances. My daughter was under the impression that people who went to Starbucks were all super wealthy and rude. Keep in mind that she thought “normal” people bought their groceries at the local Circle K gas station.
Adult Lessons in Elementary – Adoption Diaries
We were recently at my folks’ house for dinner and my Dad wanted a glass of wine. Not a wine drinker, I am not particularly skilled with cork removal. I was slightly concerned when my fifteen year old offered her expertise in this skill. Turns out in her former life, she offered service with a smile wine delivery to her Step Mom on a regular basis as she soaked for hours in the tub.
Drivers Education – Adoption Diaries
According to my daughter, her first driving lessons resulted from the regular occurrence of running out of gas. She would be placed in the driver’s seat to steer the vehicle while the car was pushed by the adult. I’m not certain if the gauge malfunctioned or if they just perpetually ran it down to the limit (my guess would be the latter). Either way, she received some early navigational training so perhaps she will be a premiere parallel parker, unlike me.
Confessions From a Retired Gig Worker
You don’t have to be a gig worker long to gather some crazy stories. I needed some extra cash when I bought my first new car in 2017. The monthly payments didn’t seem that difficult, but I hadn’t actually budgeted for them, and I should have. Lucky for me, a particular delivery app had just rolled into town, and they needed drivers, and I had a new car.