Sasha forages beneath the discarded sock, sweater, and headband. She emerges grasping her swim goggles. As she settles back into her booster seat, she pulls on the goggles.
My goggles are tighter than yesterday. How fast does your head grow?
I observe in the rearview mirror...
Well... let’s see. Did you learn anything new today?
Sasha pauses, thinking... hard.
Sark pauses, thinking... hard.
Did you see anything new today? Or... did you listen to anything new?
Sasha smiles... ding, ding, ding.
I found my doggy purse...
Sark shakes his head and finally settles into his booster seat.
That must be it. Your head grows when you learn new things.
Sasha shakes her head in agreement. They each buckle up and put on the DVD headphones. Sark launches the DVD with the remote.
I glance over my shoulder and back down the driveway.