You know, I'm on my "women are the superior sex" soapbox this evening because today I bravely took a carload of kids (four of them, three didn't even belong to me) and three parakeets on a forty-five minute (each way) journey to a vet's office in North Raleigh. I spent at least forty-five minutes in the vet's office for an exam that took less than five. I drove back home in heavy afternoon traffic with an ailing parakeet on my shoulder while the two other parakeets argued consistently the whole way home.
I offer all this information because in hindsight I see where no man would have undertaken a journey like that. They would have merely barked "impossible" and been done with it. This just goes to show that while I wasn't exactly overjoyed by the prospect, I undertook it with all the grace and patience I could muster.