Grateful for something you hate, eh?
I suppose hate is too strong a word. I dislike ear buds. They are uncomfortable and I much prefer my big ugly headphones. At any rate, they were in the car today and it's a good thing.
I had a seemingly easy 3-hour drive with the kids today. Hour one was fine, mostly sleeping kids. Hours two and three almost drove me off the edge. They reached heights of whining, complaining, name calling, yelling, water-spilling, toy throwing madness I didn't know were even reachable.
About 50 miles from our destination I spotted said earbuds, briefly questioned whether earbuds while driving were legal, and popped them in with my beloved iPod shuffle. Two of the first couple songs were "Angry All The Time" and "The Great Filling Station Holdup" which has lyrics that say I wish I were somewhere other than here. Down in some honky tonk, sippin' on a beer. Touché, iPod. Anyway, they blocked out the constant bitching from the back row, so job well done, uncomfortable ear buds.