If it weren’t already terrible that we have to commute halfway around the Capitol Beltway every day to take the kids to school, the entire Virginia section of the beltway is under heavy construction right now – which means lots of debris on the road, and lots of opportunities for flat tires. We’ve now had three flats in the last 2 months.
This morning, however, my wife had a bit of a different shock. After seeing that our car had a flat, and jacking it up to change it (I had already left hours ago for work), my 2-year-old daughter demanded to be able to help fix the Subaru. (In case you missed it, she feels very strongly about the Subaru). After my wife stood on the wrench to loosen up the bolts, she then watched in awe as our daughter walked up to the wheel, and without being shown what to do, one-by-one loosened all of the lugs on the wheel until it was ready to be taken off.
All my wife could do was sit back in awe. It was like this was the 50th tire she’d changed, as she just walked up & went to work with no hesitation. She then, proceeded to put each of the 5 lugnuts on her fingers as she loosened them off, which I guess was the way they did it back her day.