It finally happened: I ended up driving the kiddo to school today! It was rainy and soggy and miserable and her field trip was cancelled, so I gave in and let her be a car rider for the very first time in the whole school year. It was a relief for her, not having to trudge through the wet grass, and it allowed me to give her a special treat. I know, I know, the haters are going to be on me for considering such a simple act a "special treat". Whatever. She was excited and she stayed dry.
And you know what? It actually takes longer (and we have to leave earlier) to drive than it does to walk!