Do you remember when you thought it would be SO COOL to drive? I remember at a very young age pretending to drive. I thought "real" keys were so cool. I used to watch how people handled the wheel and always thought I would "look good" driving. I thought it would be cool to drive with both hands resting at the bottom of the wheel instead of the top. I don't know at what age driving becomes something we have to do instead of something we want to do. When does driving lose its luster and become just another mundane task that we take for granted?
Chris was mowing the grass one recent evening and Lily and I were doing what every good wife and daughter should do.... watching from the shade. :-) We were blowing bubbles and watering flowers and occasionally walking "a cold one" out to our hero on the mower. He was almost finished when Lily announced, "I want to drive!" I said, well then let's get you out there! We waited for Chris to finish mowing of course - no blades going with precious cargo on board! I lifted Lily aboard and her face was pure joy and all "big girl" as she took the wheel and began her wild and wacky loops around the back yard! We have so much fun - even when we are just mowing the grass! :-) I know in my heart the day will come all to soon when it's time for her to climb behind the wheel of a car. She is growing up so fast, and though she's only 7, she's SEVEN! I know 16 will be here before we know it and before we are ready. Just a sweet reminder to savor every moment and every day!