When did we get here, boys?
The car rides without sippy cups of chocolate milk sloshing around the backseat?
No cheerios and goldfish smashed into the floor mats.
No constant loop of Disney movies playing in an overhead dvd player.
Everyone can buckle themselves into their own seat.
We actually take car rides to get somewhere.....
Not to try and put a fussy baby to sleep.
My trunk has tons of empty space.
Save for a soccer ball and a football, because you never know when a spontaneous game might pop up.
Don't get me wrong....there are still backseat scuffles.
I have found the stray french fry rolling around the floor.
And there are plenty of times I have secretly wished to have the dvd player back to buy me 10 minutes of a quiet car ride.
But most days?
I look in my rear view mirror and try to savor the moment.
Because somewhere along the way I blinked.
And you went from know all the words of Finding Nemo to knowing all the lyrics of Suit & Tie.
So........you keep singing along to JT and Jay-Z.
And I will think about how lucky I am.
And how far we've come, my boys.