First, a conversation between Matthew and Luke, earlier today:
"Walk this way, Luke. Carefully. Carefully! Go slowly!"
"I am. I'm walking just like Mummy!"
"Let's go outside...wait, Mummy locked the door. Let's just dance!"
As the "genderless baby"
debacle debate continues, I reckon my sons have got it all sorted:
When in doubt, just dance! Put on your black heels and dance!
Ahem. But I digress....
It's mostly car and driving related, as this past weekend, we clocked almost 800km in two days:
Honourable Mention: On Friday, my across-the-road neighbour, Nick, mowed my lawn. Which means, we went into the long weekend with a decent-looking front lawn and he no longer has to look out his window and see the dandelion bouquets that dot the yard. Apparently, it also takes a village to upkeep the 'hood.
1.Advanced green traffic lights. Being the second car in the turning lane - there's no pressure to get moving the second the arrow turns green AND it's easier to gauge the turn when someone else does it first.
2.When the person in front of me in the Tim Horton's drive-through pays for my coffee. Why? Because it's Monday. God bless kind-hearted, coffee-loving strangers.
3.Full tanks of gas at the beginning of a long drive. Newly-created CD's for the drive (think "mixed tapes, only better!") We love duets - the cheesier, the better. Well, I love duets. Mark just sings along to get along.
4. Travelling with strangers: following/passing/waving at strangers in the cars around us on a long drive. We have been known to follow others into rest stations, wait for them to gas up, share a laugh and continue travelling with them along the 401. Is that weird?
5. When you pass a car and everyone in the car is laughing uproariously about something, so you laugh, too. Closely related: when a stranger in a restaurant or grocery store has an infectious laugh - watch the faces of those around you as they try - and fail - to remain impassive. Most can't. Sometimes, you just gotta join in, even when you've no idea what's goin' on.
6. Sunshine, windows down, hair slicked back, sunglasses on: Don Henley's "Boys of Summer" on the radio. Bliss.
7. Having sons who cannot wait to experience all of the above:
What's making you happy these days? Any driving shenanigans?