Advantages and Disadvantages of commuting with kids
Ren is used to commuting at an early age. We don’t have our own car and so we have no choice but to commute whenever we want to go anywhere. Sometimes we ride on my brother-in-law and sister-in-law’s car but that is only when there is a family outing or they fetch us from the province or take us home from Manila.
When Ren was still very young, my problem with not owning our own car was the pollution in Metro Manila. I need to cover his nose whenever we ride a passenger’s jeep or a tricycle. We can’t go out riding a Taxi every time because you know how much riding one cost. Also, it’s very hard to carry a lot of baggage when you want to go out and you are commuting.
Ren is older now. He is already used in commuting. But his patience is challenged whenever we need to wait for more passengers to fill up a van or PUV or falling in line. He now knows how and when to say “para po!” or “bayad po!”
On the other hand, commuting has it’s own advantages:
- it will train your patience (while you are falling in line or waiting for the van or jeep to be full)
- it will train your memory on what to ride and where to go down
- it will train your reading skills (reading the signages on the PUV, Bus or Van)
- you will meet different kinds of people and observe them
Commuting is a good training for kids. If they know how to commute, I am sure that they will be more confident to go from one place to another. I know because I was trained to commute at an early age. I went to school on my own and rode a jeep going to school at an early age of 6 (I was at Grade 1 then).
Unfortunately, as I become older and since we are now leaving here in Cavite, I feel the need of owning our own car. Commuting becomes tiring.
On my personal FB page, I posted a list of cars that I like and dream to have someday. I don’t know anything about cars so I just asked my FB friends if what they think is the best one from the list. I want a fuel efficient and affordable car that can be used everyday to fetch and take Ren home from school and therapy centers.
I know that if you dream of it you can have it (just like now that we have our own house).
I can’t wait for a new car parked in front of our house. So, what do you think is the best fuel efficient and affordable cars (maybe below a million) in the market at this moment? Kindly share it with me if you know one.