5 minutes in a car

I was thinking about something The Inventor told me the other day, and that reminded me of  something SportTman and I had been discussing.  It was at that point I realized that both of these insightful, bonding conversations took place during our drive to school in the morning.

I am so fortunate to teach in the same school district/school my kids attend!  We drive in to school together every morning.  Some mornings we even stop for a bagel and coffee at my fav local coffee shop, or a donut at Dunkin Donuts ……but what is actually better than the coffee, donuts and bagels is our conversations.

I pray for the kids every morning while we drive in together.  We talk about our day and what lies ahead, the good and the bad, we observe our town, and just savor a brief but increasing special time together each morning.  Now that I am the mom of teens, I see such VALUE in just spending time together and talking and interacting during that time.  Not just cranking up the radio and guzzling down coffee on the way to school, but talking……..what a treasure!

Talking to Teens is certainly something to Treasure!

And on this Thursday before Thanksgiving, that is something I am thankful for today!

Here is a fun picture of SportTman and Drums in my classroom before school in the  morning.


  1. That is an awesome thing to be thankful for. I sure hope and pray that my kids want to talk and chat with me when they are teenagers and that it is something they enjoy doing. You are a great mom.

  2. You are an awesome mom! And I’ll bet you are a terrific teacher. YES…it is sooo important to be talking to our teens….often when I am shlepping Courtney to and from the high school or youth group we only listen to music. I am going to turn off the radio more often and just TALK with her. It is so very important. Thanks for this great post! love the pic

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