As I was driving to the mall yesterday Isaac informed me that he wanted to drive.
Me: You want to drive?
Me: Do you think that would be a good idea?
Isaac: That is a very good i-dee-uh.
Me: Do you even know how to drive?
Isaac: Yep, like this.
We then reached a stop light and I turned around to see Isaac gripping his invisible steering wheel, casually glancing about his surroundings and "steering' quite gently. For a moment he looked so grown up. Not the wreckless driving from the backseat that I expected from a 3-year old.
The light turned green and we both "drove" the remainder of the distance to the mall. I told him he did a good job and someday we would let him drive for real. I know that day will come far sooner than I can now imagine. Those moments of visualizing him as a grown up will soon become a reality. I just hope he's as responsible then as he is now. Especially if he's going to be driving my car!