“Turn the music up louder!” I hear the sweet little voice of my daughter say as I turn a corner. I think to myself, that the music is definitely loud enough. Am I becoming my own parents? Can’t be…so I comply with the request. If anything it drowns out the off key singing from the backseat to the song that I am surprised passes as music these days. I guess it does have a pretty good beat. I look in my rear view mirror and catch a glance at my daughter who is singing her heart out to whomever boy this song might be about. She almost has me convinced that her heart is broken, and she would do anything to have him come back. “She is really growing up too fast” I murmur under my breath. I had no idea my daughter knew so many dance moves, while strapped into a car seat. She has enough style to make it as a pop star, that’s for sure.
No sooner is the song over, and she slumps back into her seat. I guess that’s life in the backseat. She perks back up again when the into of another song comes on. “Hey, this ones not so bad” I say to her. She smiles and is pleased with my acceptance. Again she is back into her own world. I only imagine what is going on in her head. The lights, the glamor, the fame. Stepping onto the stage and becoming a super star. I ask her “is every song about a boy?”. She zooms back to earth, almost annoyed to have to stop singing and come back to reality, “No, some songs are about girls,” she says very matter-of-factly . I guess she was right. Some songs are about girls.
We’ve got the windows down, and now we both are singing loudly. I hardly even noticed that we were pulling into her school parking lot. No wonder the teachers were staring into my car. At first I thought it might have been the sight of an adult and daughter singing inside their car, but you know, in retrospect, it had to have been because they had never heard a lovelier voice before. Oh yeah, and my daughter sings pretty good too.
It’s memories like these, the simple ones that make me proud to be a parent. I learn a lot from my child, but mostly not to take things so seriously. That it is sometimes pretty important to let the windows down, turn the music up and sing my heart out. As much as I can teach her, she can teach me, and I am thankful for that. When we are driving, I don’t want to think about anything else but her. I don’t want to worry about what people might think of us singing, or if my hair is done just right, or if the car I’m driving is safe enough for my little angel, because she is a lot to love. That’s why I like.
The all-new 2014 Subaru ForesterⓇ. A whole lot to love.
Subaru ForesterⓇ has always embodied the right-sized power, control and versatility that owners love. Now, it also represents a green-minded, fuel-efficient small SUV, as every 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i model is a Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle* and built in a zero-landfill plant. Combine that with more cargo room, available power rear gate and 32 MPG highway,** and you’ve got a vehicle that can take every day to task. Of course, the redesigned Forester comes with road-gripping Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and the balance and power of the legendary SUBARU BOXER® engine.
So when I am singing in the front seat, and she is dancing in the backseat, I know my little girl is safe to concentrate on being center stage.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Subaru. The opinions and text are all mine.