I glanced over my right shoulder, Lucy’s hair was blowing in the wind, I forgot a hair tie today (No matter how long I’ve been doing this single Dad thing, hair ties always escape my memory as we run out the door), and her hand was out the window sailing with the flow of the air. Bing was fast asleep, as I could see in the rear-view mirror, just 10 minutes earlier he was excitedly asking “Daddy window down?”, but he had since rolled it back up and drifted to sleep. We were listening to the new Third Eye Blind album (I know I’m old, no one calls them albums anymore), so Lucy wasn’t really paying attention (if it’s not Taylor Swift or Black Eyed Peas she’s not interested), but she was really enjoying herself, just letting her hand sail in the wind created from our travels on the 5. In her other hand was her Littlest Pet Shop lunch box… Which we all had some sense of satisfaction in finding, it took us two days and four Targets, but we finally found one that had it in stock (Burbank Target rules). I wanted her to have something special for when she starts Kindergarten in a few weeks… To be honest, I don’t even know if she will be bringing a lunch, but we both kind of decided she needed a new lunch box (mainly for me because I didn’t know what other supplies she may need, and I remember I first lunch box… it was steel and housed a plastic Thermos and was decorated with the band Kiss – I didn’t like Kiss, my Mom got it on sale and so it was mine. I wanted Lucy to have the exact one she wanted, thus 4 Targets we visited.) The sun was hot by mid-afternoon so driving with the windows down felt good. It was hard to not just stare at her, so young and happy just letting her hand fly (But someone had to drive!) And to be totally honest I think if I could have I just would have kept driving… We were all so happy, Bing peacefully resting, Lucy hair flowing, gazing out the window and me, my kids in tow without stress or worry at that moment. It’s amazing how just catching your kids at the right time, they not even knowing you see them, can warm your heart. We arrived at swim class, Bing awoke, the windows went back up, but that 30 minute drive was stuck in my head all day.
Tomorrow, we go on an adventure to San Diego… which just to start involves the subway and the train, and maybe later in the weekend, swimming with sharks. So I’m sure that next week I’ll have much more to post. The blog has been moved here from myspace so we can have more control and less problems… So hopefully that will be the way it works. I know it will take me a feww posts to get used to it, but I really think in the long run it will be much better. Have a great weekend… And if you get a chance, roll the windows down!
Rock On, Jack
P.S. Podcast, Crn Show and regular blog posts will return Thursday.