This is a picture of our local roundabout… with no traffic.
The boys and I now travel this route on Friday evenings, during the height of traffic, on the way to swimming lessons. Last week I found myself in the wrong lane and had to pull off an impressive feat of merging. It intrigued the kids and a slew of questions ensued.
For the rest of the drive, I explained why I had rolled the window down to make better eye contact. I described how I had mouthed, “Can I go?” and pointed in front of the neighbouring car. I recounted how my fellow driver had pointed back and given the thumbs up and that my over-the-shoulder wave had been in thanks… and yes, he had waved back.
After this long-winded (and slightly self-congratulatory) explanation, there was a pause. Then the 6-year-old asked…
“Is that how you and Daddy fell in love?”
Glad I wasn’t the only one who saw such beauty in the maneuver.
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