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Oh crapity crap, been asked to drive and I hate driving.

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neepsntatties Wed 10-Aug-11 12:31:22

Hate driving with a passion, it really stresses me out. Due to travel to my home time tomorrow - 2 hours drive - with my aunt. She drives us up, she doesn't mind driving. She has fallen over however and now can't drive and has asked me to do it.

So I should do it because it is only fair, we are expected and she always does the driving. But I feel a bit sick just thinking about it. I won't enjoy the day at all because I know I will have this drive to do back. Add to this I am up in the night with dd so sleep deprivied on top.

I don't feel like I can say no, it seems unreasonable.

Giddly Wed 10-Aug-11 12:35:57

I do understand your pain, as I used to be the same. What I would say is that the only way I got over it was by driving more, and this is maybe a good opportunity to get more practice (although realise it will take a lot more than one trip!). Do you know the route well? If not I would plan with military precision, and also arrange a few places to stop on the way to give yourself a break. Do also tell your aunt that driving makes you nervous so she can be supportive.

neepsntatties Wed 10-Aug-11 12:41:50

I have done the trip before but only if I could stay over so I didn't have to drive back the same day. I think I will have to do it, feel stressed already.

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 10-Aug-11 12:45:54

How often do you drive? Not much help for this occasion but if you hate driving so much then why do it? What I mean is, wouldn't it be easier to consider yourself a non driver and skip all the worry? How would you do the trip if you didn't drive and she couldn't?

neepsntatties Wed 10-Aug-11 12:47:39

I drive around the town. I am ok with that and I have to do it to get around. I am always bashing the car in carparks though much to my husband's disgust. I don't like long drives with motorways etc.

neepsntatties Wed 10-Aug-11 13:29:08

Oh and if she wasn't driving I just wouldn't go. And I don't want to particulary go tomorrow now. I was only really going out of duty in the first place. Now it is duty and stress. Plus I will have my two kids with me to add to the fun. Ah well I will just have to suck it up I guess and go the scenic route.

horsemadgal Thu 11-Aug-11 19:59:15

Did you go? I feel for you, I'd be the same.

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