Driving {The Ordinary Moments}

As a family we spend quite a lot of time in the car. We like to go on day trips or visit friends and relatives as much as possible. We’re happy to drive an hour or two to get somewhere if we know we’ll have a great day once we’re parked up.

Dave will usually drive, I’ll be on my phone, using the time to catch up on Twitter, Facebook, Blog Comments and everything else that I can do on my phone with an hour or two to waste. The children will be in the back, in their seats, playing with toys, eating snacks, drinking drinks.

Together, we’ll sing songs, we’ll count, we’ll ask LP questions and play spot the ‘neeeee-owwwwww-plane’ or she’ll tell us when a bus, truck or car goes past – Quite often when we’re on the motorway! LP loves to look out the window and make random observations. Usually within half an hour of driving Little Man will have given in to the driving motion and gone to sleep. LP used to always sleep in the car but now she needs to be incredibly tired to even consider sleeping – Being awake is far too much fun to waste it by being asleep!

Driving is ordinary for us. It’s something we do a lot. I wouldn’t say we enjoy time in the car but we love going out as a family and so the time spent driving is a necessity. The one thing I do love about driving is the incredibly rare occasions that both children fall asleep driving home. I’ll reach over to Dave and give his hand or leg a squeeze and smile. Our little family, together, not a care in the world and driving home. There’s something so satisfying about seeing your children content and asleep in the back of the car.

Driving together, another ordinary moment.

Driving - Ordinary Moments


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. Lovely post – I love being in the car as a family too. The kids are strapped down – and we’re usually all in a good mood because going somewhere fun or returning home.

  2. They’re so sweet in their matching seats – and looking more like each other every day. I love seeing Toby sleeping in the back of the car – I hope he ends up like I was when I was little (and still am now actually!), I always slept in the car. My family always joked I fell asleep before we got to the end of our road, and it was pretty much true!

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