Anna and I had a very exciting outing after work and school yesterday; we went to the car wash. This is the first time I have taken her there. I have to admit we're not very good at keeping our cars clean. But now that I have a new set of wheels, I thought I would start the year out right with a clean car. Also, this car wash includes a gas station so it's a 2 for 1 errand. My kind of errand.
This particular car wash is pretty cool because one side of the building is a big glass window where you can see the cars going by as they go through the brushes and sprays. They even had little step stools so that short people could get in on the action without having to be held up.
I had talked up the experience quite a bit, even telling Anna when I dropped her off that we'd be going to the car wash after school. It was not disappointing. Anna went NUTS watching the cars go through the car wash. It was so cute. She was saying "whoa oh!" and "car!" and "bye bye car!" and "more car!". It was definitely the most fun I've ever had at a car wash. It was a great moment in parenting and life. To me, this is one of the greatest things about being a parent; being able to experience the joy of life through her eyes. That's what was so great about Christmas too - seeing her wonder at the Christmas tree, enjoying all her gifts so much, enjoying seeing all of our family - it makes it so special for me too.
She was quite upset when it was time to leave the car wash but I promised that we could return again soon. Looks like I might have a better track record with this car.
Oh and one more thing that was awesome - they actually vacuumed out the car seat! I knew they would hit all the cheerios on the floor but to actually get them out of all the crevasses in the car seat? Life doesn't get much better than this folks. And to top it all off? It's Friday. Hell yeah.