Sunday, July 30, 2006


Hot summer night.

Driving home from a friends' house with the iPod on random song, "Stairway to Heaven" comes on. My youngest asks what it is, and I answer that it's considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time.

The kids are quiet for the rest of the song. My husband and I joke about how it's somewhat odd to be the parents in the car, instead of driving one of our parents' car. Then we're quiet too. For a few minutes we're teenagers again, driving around through hot summer nights on county backroads just for something to do, listening to Led Zep. We even take a longer way home just to hear the end.

The song ends and there's a heartbeat of silence. Then, the random song feature kicks in a blaring children's song about peanut butter toast.

Back to real life.

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