11.15.2009

Sometimes You Just Keep Driving...

Today was one of those days that would have been perfect for pulling out some movies, securing a seat on the couch, and spending some quality time with the dvd player. (Note: THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE WITH A WALKING, CLIMBING TODDLER.) We were both tired and it was cold and dreary, so a big plan to keep William occupied was not in the cards. We decided to go to the grocery store to get a couple of items for the chili I planned to make.

After a quick trip through the store, we were driving home, which takes us about five minutes. We were both thinking it, but I finally said it: "I wish we could just keep driving for a while." You see, it was warm and cozy in the car, William was in his car seat and content playing with a toy, which meant no chasing after him. A harnessed toddler is a much easier toddler. So, we drove by the house and kept going. We drove for a little while to savor the break.

My parents some times go for "a drive." Today I finally understand why.

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