Another amusing thing for them on the freeway are semi trucks. They just can't get enough of them. They make names for them and want me to either pass one or catch up to one or stick with one, depending on if they decide the truck is a friend or foe.
They also love talking to our car. Her name is Lexi, in case you didn't know. Today, Mitchell told her she was beautiful and she has a nice roof. They are constantly encouraging Lexi to go faster or to get around another car or to stop hitting pot-holes (a difficult task here in Chicago, I'm afraid.) They even congratulate her when she does an exceptionally fine job parallel parking!
They also love toll booths. Today when I stopped, Ben rolled his window down and asked the grouchy toll-taker why we had to pay her to use the freeway. She didn't have a great answer, but she did smile!
I suppose the lure of the freeway for them is that it is a loud, fast, action-packed place with construction, tunnels, loud horns, semi-trucks, and honking horns. We pass giant sky-scrapers and funny billboards and listen to music and sometimes (if mommy is in a really good mood) roll the windows down and get blown to smithereens! They love it and it makes being stuck in traffic or just plain driving around so much easier for us all!