Now, whichever 12-year-old is in the passenger seat gets to be mom's texting secretary. They read what the text says and type my response if it is something that I need to answer in a timely manner. So, Dawn was my typer today and did a great job.
I understand how texting is very distracting while driving, but I found myself thinking about all of the other things that I have done or seen done that could also be characterized as "dangerous while driving". I had to chuckle then about 10 minutes down the road when Zach was fretting about his shoe having a knot in it from the back seat.
Rather than listening to him carry on and stressed, I told him to pass the shoe on up to me. We were on a straight stretch of road and I was able to get the big knot out. I could just picture it "well officer, I was just trying to get the knot out of my son's shoe and must have lost control!" Can they give a ticket for "untying while driving?"