Time Capsule March 2020: Sitting in the Driveway on Saturday Afternoon

Stay at home with a soundtrack.

Author Photo: Sidewalk Chalk Zoom

“Always remember there is nothing worth sharing like the love that let us share our name.”

We pulled my oldest off the Chromebook to join us outside and he requested a new book off the shelf to spend his non-screen time. He’s on the fourth book of Madeleine L’Engle’s time quintet.

“Go down, Moses, there’s nothing that you can say. It’s just old Luke and Luke’s waiting on judgment day.”

The toddler is soaking wet in her seafoam blue/green onesie and diaper. She and her sister had the hose out earlier filling a mixing bowl to play in along with a new water table we got from a neighbor.

“Well, I would like to hold my little hand
And we will run, we will, we will crawl, we will”

We were a little worried last weekend when the middle child spiked a fever, but she bounced right back the next day.

“I am a breathing time machine.
I’ll take you all for a ride.”

We’ve got an excellent spot for distancing. We’re in a neighborhood where the houses aren’t too close together.

“Don’t let the days go by. Could’ve been easier on you.”

This moment with the kids in the driveway is precious. This moment in our world can’t end soon enough.

“We’ll run away together
We’ll spend some time forever
We’ll never feel bad anymore.”

  1. The Weight (The Band with the Staples Singers)
  2. Send Me On My Way (Rusted Root)
  3. Laundry Room (Avett Brothers)
  4. Glycerin (Bush)
  5. Island in the Sun (Weezer)

Self awareness, #parentalephemera, memoir and poetry.

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