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My teenage daughters and I drove five and a half hours across Illinois and Iowa yesterday. We’re on a mini road trip during spring break, looking at colleges (for the oldest) and shopping (for the youngest). During the long hours on the road, we talked about a lot of different things.
Making and keeping friends, especially when there are boys involved
Does Justin Bieber listen to his early music and cringe at how young he sounds?
Different religions and churches
Funny stories about their paternal grandmother who grew up in Iowa
Are your GPA and test scores more important than being a well-rounded student?
Excitement about their dad’s designs for our basement
Of course, when the conversation lapsed, my youngest took over the iPod and played the role of DJ from the backseat. We listened to everything from hip hop to pop to classic rock. The miles go faster when you’re singing along to The Beatles, for sure!
When we’re in the car, we can talk about nearly anything without anyone feeling too uncomfortable. There’s no eye contact, and the conversation can quickly change.
Mrs. V was right when she commented on my blog yesterday, “Enjoy the trip with your girls. It sounds like it will be a great bonding experience.”