Monday, April 29, 2013

The Backseat Radio: Perfect Moment Monday

My car radio is broken. Well, not broken, exactly. Just not working. What I need is the code, but I can't remember it and I'm to lazy or busy or whatever to call the dealership, or whomever I need to call, to get it.

Also, I'm in no hurry.

Without the radio, my daughters (ages 11 and 12) have taken to providing the musical entertainment themselves. On Saturday afternoon, as we drove around doing errands, Mackenzie was the radio, and Ashley was the human in control of it. Every time Ashley "changed the station" (and she did so frequently), Mackenzie would slide effortlessly into a new song, hitting a range of genres as she did so. (My husband Paul has made a point of exposing both girls to a diverse selection of musical styles.)

I smiled in the drivers seat as this delightful goofiness went on behind me. It was music. It was comedy. It was pure fun.

And the icing on the cake? These are the same sisters who used to fight so intensely in the backseat that I'd have to pull the car over. Needless to say, laughter and singing in the backseat are music to my ears in more ways than one!

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  1. What an awesome perfect moment! You described it so well I could picture being the car with all of you and it sounds like such fun! Also, love the name/design of your blog. I love sea glass too! Hope you have a great week filled with many more perfect moments.

  2. Love! This sounds like an improv comedy exercise that my husband and his troupe used to do -- or at least it should be. So very cool that your daughters got into the moment and just played. And that hilarity ensued! I would love to hear an audio of that!

  3. How fun. Sounds like a great game. And what a talent to be able to slip and slide into different songs, different genres. It must have been fun to get a glimpse into what music they've been paying attention to.

  4. That is adorable!!! My boys sing all the time and I absolutely love to listen!

  5. That is so sweet! Sibling friendships was such an important part of my childhood. Glad your girls have gotten to that point.

  6. Awww, your post makes me miss my sisters! I have such great memories of our summer road trips. So glad the period of intense fighting has passed. Love the way you captured this moment...thank you for sharing it with us!

  7. I love this! I am musically challenged, lol, but my kids can sing. They rarely allow me to turn on the radio. My 9 year old will start singing a song and after a minute my 2 year old sings along the best she can. I love to listen to them. Even when my 9 year old isn't with us, my 2 year old sings her kid songs. Her favorite is " Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."