Lexy went on a field trip to Monterrey today and the whole third grade rode on chartered buses. When I picked him up from school, he was telling me all about the bus (the aquarium paled in comparison, I suppose) and how it had:
- individual seats!
- a television monitor and videos!!!!
- a bathroom!
Here, I interrupted him and asked him if he peed in the bathroom. "YES!" he said. And we high-fived.
Last week we were driving to get Sophie from preschool. The drive is a bit of a hike for the boys, who are just wanting to go home and veg after a long day of the rigors of elementary school. To make things fun, I turned to Lexy, riding in the passenger seat, when we were on a straightaway and I said, "Let’s see how fast this baby can go!" and I floored it. His eyes got really wide. "Mom!" he hissed at me, "I think you are breaking the speed limit." So I slowed down.
And today, when we went to pick up our little buddy C from play practice, a Led Zeppelin song came on the radio. Without any prompting, the girls broke into full-on headbanger carseat dances. I wept, I was so proud.
Be very jealous. It is beautiful here and we drove with the windows down and have the front door and windows open at home. I know it won’t last, but it’s really perfect right. now.