We rarely had a car at all so my childhood memories of transportation vehicles are walking miles and miles and being really happy when we were lucky enough to be able to get on a bus.
I hope Bobbie sorts out her "path" Chrissy. I am so not looking forward to teenage-dom. Though I do have a semi-plan for the kids with college, etc. Ky already knows that he will be going to a trade school before college in case he decides college isn't his path. That way he will be able to get a job and not have to depend on anyone else to support him (mainly me). Elle will do a trade school as well and they can go to whatever college they want and I hope they will want to go. But of course plans go by the way side once the time comes and usually all hell breaks loose so the plans are really just ideas.
And Bridgett, my DH has said that in front of people too. "Where's my plate?" or "When are you making my plate?" after I have already started eating and got the kids situated with their food. He hasn't said it since last summer. My response always involves asking him if he has some sort of illness or ailment as I thought he was capable of making his own plate. Plus, my DH is a horrible complainer, I actually did used to make his plate years ago when we first met because I was just nice like that and if I was making a plate for me, I'd be nice and make one for him too at the same time. But he would complain about how much or how little of something I gave him and the type of plate and where everything was placed on the plate, so I stopped doing that for him after a few months. Other women ask me when I am at their homes if I am going to make his plate too. I tell them that he can make his own plate. My MIL thinks I'm a strange kind of woman because I don't make DH's plate or do certain things for him (like put up his laundry, he used to complain about that too so I stopped). But she is really man focused and cares a lot about pleasing a man in any way she can. I figure it is just a generational thing, but really my grandma was older than her and my grandma was never like that.