My two boys are so different, truly night and day in so many ways. We have a handful of things that all 3 of us love to do together, like watch Dr. Who, cuddle in bed and read and collectively we adore their little sister daily. We also have our separate things. Those one-on-one moments that I really only share with them individually because it's their "thing". For my nine year old, it's music.
He likes it when I roll all the windows down, open up the sunroof, crank up the jams and we sing...loud. It's so loud that, when we stop at lights, people stare at us. They don't stare at us only because it's loud, they stare at us because we're singing our heads off as well.
It usually starts with something like Taylor Swift's "22". We bob our heads to the beat and dance in our seats. We turn to each other during "oh, oh! I don't know about you" parts and point at each other. We make peace signs with our fingers 'cause they look like 2's and when she sings "twenty two-oo-oo-oo" we flash our "twos" at each other. If it's daytime, we like to put on sunglasses, because, of course! It's over the top dorky. I can't even imagine what the people at the stoplights must be thinking. Well, except maybe that they wish they were in our car.
Tonight, we toned it down for song #2 with a power ballad by the boy band, 5 Seconds of Summer. It's called "Amnesia". Finn loves that song and he sings it will all the passion in his 9 year old heart, which is a LOT. He balls his fists, closes his eyes and belts it out. Watching him, you'd think he was the one who wrote it. Now, when I say that we toned it down, I don't mean volume-wise. Nope, Amnesia could be heard for at least a two block radius.
Tonight when we pulled into the garage and the last line of Amnesia faded out, he looked at me and smiled this perfect smile that spoke volumes. I have to agree, Finn, singing in the car with you is some special kind of magic.