Every morning is a race out the door,
Into our carseats, buckled to be safe.
The thought of clothes
and a hat
and brushed teeth
and yes, I admit, even underwear at times,
seem quite basic.
But, a three and a five
make it an early morning ninja-warrior adventure.
I know I’ve made it
when I tap the garage door
and turn on the tunes.
Our favorite song, our happy song,
‘Can’t Stop This Feeling’
permeates the car and the mood
and all is good on the drive to preschool.
Our three and a half minute commute
is full of out-of-tune singing and
ear-to-ear smiles and
perhaps some shoulder shrugging from the driver’s seat.
We’ve found our happy song
that the little ones request by name.
I can’t imagine starting the day
any other way.