Joy in the Back Seat

The title may seem to allude to teenagers and steamed up windows, but nope.

adult attractive beautiful blur

This one is about taking the back seat. The older I grow, the more I notice I’m taking a back seat to my children and grandchildren. It’s become their day. At first, that kind of bothered me. I like to be in the middle of the action, you see.

However, if the last shall be first … back seat, see? But more to the point, in the back seat I can serve in a million ways. A. I have more time, what with not paying attention to the road so much; B. I’ve been down this road, so I can point out the potholes as well as the scenic vistas; C. I can refuse to backseat drive; D. I can snitch snacks from the sack on the floor (say what?); E. I can play with the kids who are also relegated to the backseat, and throw in a little tutorial storytelling; F. I can climb up on the rear window ledge with the dog, sing about the moon, and watch the rising and falling electrical lines like I used to when I was a kid; (Some would say my singing isn’t serving, I’m okay with that.) G. I can make cool stuff back here, like mysteries and mittens; H. I can fix stuff that broke, like headless dolls or zippers that don’t zip. I could go on, but I think the joy is already showing. There’s plenty of action in the back seat. (Get your head out of the gutter.)

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One thought on “Joy in the Back Seat

  1. It’s good.

    On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 1:00 PM Jane Carlile Baker wrote:

    > Jane Carlile Baker posted: “The title may seem to allude to teenagers and > steamed up windows, but nope. This one is about taking the back seat. The > older I grow, the more I notice I’m taking a back seat to my children and > grandchildren. It’s become their day. At first, that kind ” >

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