Driving to daycare this morning we hit every stoplight which allowed me to contentedly watch Emerson in the rear view mirror. She concentrated intensely on threading the Velcro straps of her shoes through the holes only to remove them and start over again repeatedly. I love to catch her in the act of anything without her knowing I’m watching. We’ve come so far from the days of kicking and screaming at the sight of the car seat and crying to be let out only 30 minutes into a 4 hour drive. My busy little bee has found many interesting ways to pass the time in the back seat. I remember when Spirit Lake’s ‘Indian Fight Song’ was the ONLY thing that could keep her happy in the car; it always amazed that even after hours of singing she still wanted to hear my hoarse voice which isn’t exactly audience worthy in the first place. Here’s a collection of some of the silly things I’ve caught her doing in the back seat — a few of these really make me smile!