One of the things I’m most proud of is my kids’ ability to look out the window while we drive.
Yes, on this trip, I’ve let Jane and Wilson watch a DVD or two on our long drives. I’ll be the first to admit that they’ve seen more TV this year than they ever have in their lives.
Jane hadn’t even seen a screen when she was Wilson’s age!
But I make myself feel better by assuring myself that they’ve been outside more than they ever have in their lives too.
We listen to all kinds of CDs while we drive. The kids often read books to themselves or color.
But often they just spend time looking out the window.
Jane will often point out fun things she sees. A barn, cows, goats, llamas, wind mills.
Wilson has started to do the same as well. Orange trains, cows, horses, an airplane. They love spotting different things as we drive and are excited to show us. It’s really sweet.
It’s also pleasant for everyone in the car.
I’m thankful for this gift of theirs. Being able to watch and observe is a lost art among kids.