Here's how Amberlynn enlivens the routine drives home:
I'd like to share a game my mother and I used to play when I was young. It also turns an otherwise boring commute into a fun adventure:
When driving home with your kids, have them close their eyes until you're in a place they may not recognize. Then, when they open their eyes, let them play co-pilot. You go left when they tell you and right when they tell you. The goal is for them to get you home. This helps kids learn the neighborhood, and develop a sense of direction that may stick with them for life.