By Shannon Magsam
My husband and I have some of the best conversations while we’re driving. There’s just something about being trapped in a car together to get you to Talksville.
On one long trip to Texas while we were dating, I made up scenarios about our future life together (God forbid on pretty much all of them) and asked him to share his reaction. For example:
“We have just caught our daughter climbing out her bedroom window at age 13. What do you say to her?”
“Our 16-year-old daughter is caught shoplifting. What’s her punishment at home?”
“Our 10-year-old son gets into a fist-fight at school. How would you handle that as the dad?”
The truth is, I love asking “deep” questions and finding out what people really think about things. I once thought I’d like to be a counselor, but never followed that path. Instead, I just torture friends and family with my endless questions.
The other day my husband and I were driving home from dinner and I started asking him to name songs for certain categories that I was making up as we drove along. I named mine as well. Here were my answers. I’d love to hear yours! (This isn’t TOO deep, now).
Song you play when you’re sad and want to wallow: Two out of three ain’t bad, Meatloaf
Song that always take you straight back to your youth within the first three notes: The time of my life, Dirty Dancing
Song that always makes you want to dance: What I like about you, The Romantics
Saddest.Song.Ever: Wildfire (from my tween horse phase). When I was pretty young my older cousin played Ode to Billie Joe over and over and I thought that was terribly sad, too.
Song that never fails to lift you out of a funk: Walking on Sunshine, Katrina & the Waves
Song that makes you LOL: The most beautiful girl [in the room ], Flight of the Chonchords
Song that fills you with romance: Faithfully, Journey (Also Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton)
Song that represents convertibles and freedom: Sister Christian, Night Ranger
Best break-up song: Could Have Been So Beautiful, Tiffany
Song you hate to admit you like: Wild Thing, The Troggs
Song that makes you think of being a mom: In My Daughter’s Eyes, Martina McBride
Shannon Magsam is mom to 8-year-old Ladybug, married to Ladybug’s dad, John, and co-creator of nwaMotherlode.com. To read previously published installments of Life With Ladybug, click here. Leave a comment if you’re so inclined. I’d love to hear your deep thoughts!