Friday, September 25, 2009

Watching the Cars Go By

Last month, during a "date" with one of my kiddos, we treated ourselves to an ice cream cone from a local fast food establishment. We sat by a big window next to the drive-thru. During a lull in the conversation, I noticed that all three cars in line were all different makes and I pointed that out. Now, my little one has never shown much of an interest in cars, but started taking notice. We compared how there were more expensive cars going through the line and how many different car manufacturers there are, even one I didn't recognize.

It was most interesting to hear my child's opinions about cars, which ones were cool or "funny looking". We talked about the value of having an expensive car, compared to one that falls apart, or one somewhere in the middle. We talked about why there were more people going through the drive-thru with expensive cars, and were people with less expensive cars at other restaurants or not buying fast food at all? And finally we wondered about what was the most popular kind of car.

Who knew there was so much to think about while eating an ice cream cone, watching the cars go by!

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