some of the best moments in my day are on the drive home.
every tuesday and thursday, i drive a half hour to pick evie up from daycare and a half hour home, even though home is just three minutes from my office. (we have an incredible part-time childcare provider who just so happens to live completely out of the way, but she's worth every minute and every penny it takes to get to her house.) evie usually sings the whole way home. i can never tell if she's excited to see me or if she just loves to sing. either way, her chirpy mood erases any stress or pressure that has escalated throughout the workday and just makes me happy to be in the car, homeward bound. sometimes i crank the volume on her favorite pandora station and she goes nuts. we sing along to new renditions of "the itsy bitsy spider" and play peek-a-boo at red lights. i ask about her day and what we should have for dinner. evie always wants apple or "adodo" (avocado).
this week, the late-afternoon sun has been pouring through our open windows, warming our cheeks, and i've been putting the sunshade down on the car seat to save evie's snow-white skin from frying. but evie doesn't want the sunshade down. she'd rather squint through the beautiful oregon sun than block it completely, and i don't blame her. sometimes, in late afternoon, we take a short walk through the neighborhood to soak it up.
hi! i'm meghan—writer, crafter, wife, mom, designer and dreamer from rainy, beautiful portland, oregon. welcome to my little corner of the internet! i love telling stories that celebrate life, love, motherhood and more, preserving precious bits and pieces of my kids' childhoods in the process. more about me