#1 I totally do not condone driving while distracted… #2 I yurn for some entertainment in my car besides the children’s movies the kids watch.
All that being said, my Works for Me Wednesday tip: I bought an iPod Armband/Cover and strapped it to my steering wheel, I place my iPod in the armband and put one earphone in my left ear, only one because this way I can hear the kids or emergency sirens, the key is not to turn it up very loud, I still want to hear their conversations but I also get a dose of music/entertainment if you will. I don’t do it very often with the kids in the car, because a conversation with them is way more fun but I do it all the time when they aren’t in the car or asleep (I don’t have a car plug-in for my iPod so this is the next best thing). It’s also placed so that I don’t take my eyes off of the road, I can wait until I stop at a light to change anything but the best part is that it’s directly across from my radio controls so it’s in a comfortable place for me.
One tip to keep in mind… don’t leave the headphone plugged in if you don’t have them in your ear… they can get wrapped around your steering wheel while trying to park your car, not that this happened to me 🙂
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*UPDATE* Here’s a picture I took today (not while I was driving)…. 🙂