We often comment that we are in the sweet spot with our kids, age and stage wise. They are independent; they are enjoyable to be around (mostly). They still enjoy being around us (mostly). But today I got to have an audible demonstration of the sweet spot: Greenday’s “Holiday” and “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” came on the playlist. A verse and a chorus in, Merrie asked, “Who is this? They’re really, really good!” Elliot and I nodded to each other knowingly. Then I cranked the volume for the ride home.