... like a regular trip in the car, for example.
This little girl loves to sing at the top of her lungs... she knows the entire soundtrack of the Sound of Music off by heart, and can sing pretty much every nursery rhyme under the sun. At the moment, she's loving "Bartimeus" and "Heidi" story CDs, and will chatter away any time there's a break. Sometimes, she reaches across for her baby sister's hand and they sit there, uncomfortably, with arms stretched round their car seats just because they're little friends and holding hands is just what they want to do.
At 1 yr, 3 months, this little lady just loves reading. Anything really - boardbooks, CD covers, the car manual... it doesn't really matter, as long as its something to look at, and something that has pages to turn. Sometimes she'll join in with the singing... she has a good go at the "Heidi" song too, and her yodelling is definitely worth hearing!
We're in a crazy season of life right now... we tried to meet up with friends recently, and realised we have no free weekends until September. That's mad. And in the chaos of everyday, sometimes the car offers a rare opportunity to actually just talk without distractions, without the pull of 101 jobs that need doing, without little people clambering over us... just to catch up and chat life.
A car journey. Just about the most ordinary moment you can get. But special, nonetheless.