We drove to our local grocery store, exactly one mile away. This is not only where we go and shop weekly, it's also on our way to school (2x a day) and it's next to our Starbucks (1x a day) - all to say, she knows this route as well as I do. Well, you'd have thought she was in a new car going to a new place in a town she's never been before. She was oohing and aahhing and gasping and pointing and giggling. At first I didn't understand what was wrong with her and then I realized - she had never seen her world from this side of the car before and it was thrilling for her.
Yet another life lesson this little childofmine has taught me. Sometimes we just need to see things from a different perspective to really appreciate them.