Ben has been going to Street Dance classes on a Wednesday night for the best part of two years now. His lesson starts at 6pm so it’s always a bit of a mad dash to get him picked up from childcare, changed, fed and off to dance. There’s been plenty of times where he’s had to eat his tea in the car on the way there.
Over the last two years Wednesday nights have featured times table practice, chats about tax, social media, girlfriends, future business plans and being kind to name but a few. It takes us around 20 minutes to half an hour each way and, with no distractions, has been known to provide the perfect platform for some very interesting conversations. Conversations we might not have otherwise had if we’d been with the girls or had other things to do.
We’ve also found ourselves doing a lot of singing – Dave’s car has Android Auto which means we have can play pretty much whatever we want through Spotify but it also means that when Google Maps kicks in, she talks over the top of the music. We’ve created a bit of a game now where we challenge ourselves to carry on singing over Google and hopefully hit the right marker in the song when the music comes back!
This week Chloe started dance lessons with Ben, which means our Wednesday chats are no more . . . Ben doesn’t need to talk to me now, he’s got Chloe in the car with him. She was super excited about her first lesson on Wednesday so the pair of them were ever so giddy in the car, screeching, laughing and chattering with each other. I’m sure there will be times where the Wednesday chats are reinstated and the three of us will have proper conversations, but the time for Ben and I to be on our own in the car on a regular basis has now passed. I’m going to miss it!