After approximately 6 months on a waiting list, a seat has opened up on the vanpool that drives between my home and work. Finally, I will be able to do something during the 90-minute commute (each way) other than stare at tail-lights and try to stay awake.
I shared the news with my wife, and when my kids overheard, they were incredibly excited and happy to hear the news.
"Wow!" I thought... "they sure teach kids to be environmentally conscious these days. I don't think I even knew what a vanpool was when I was seven years old!"
"Daddy?" my daughter asked, "do we have to wear seatbelts while we are swimming in the vanpool and you are driving?"