Making Sure.

Sometimes when I take the kids for a ride, they end up in the back seat like this.

I know they're okay and just asleep.  But the same way you stare at a sleeping newborn for any slight movement of breathing, you want to make sure they're really okay.

When you're a parent, you think about these things.

But I really can't look to see if they're breathing while I'm driving, so I have to use what I currently have access too.

I swerve the steering wheel left and right which causes their heads to rock back and forth.  It's usually followed by Celi moving the bangs from the front of her eyes and Seth adjusting his blanket.

When I know they're alive, I smile because it's funny that I woke them up.