The 40 Year Old Bat Mitzvah

From the Mouths of Babes

Posted in personal growth by Juliet on April 13, 2010

“Ding!” “Ding!”

My car dinged insistently and “please refuel” lit up as I steered my little carpool toward Hebrew school.

(Doesn’t “Please refuel” sound polite? My car also informs me that the “bootlid is open” when I forget to shut the trunk.)

“What’s that sound?” asked Skyler, a kindergartner, sounding worried.

“Oh, don’t worry about that!” Eva said confidently. “My mom can drive a really long time after that starts beeping.”

All the self-help experts advise to keep your gas tank at least a quarter full. It just makes sense. Clearly I’m in need of a refresher course.

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