Monday, April 23, 2012

No MiniVan, but four-doors

Okay, I love my little 2-door sports car, with sun-roof and all the other fun stuff... but, as before, my 2-door fun-mobile soon gets outgrown by everyone but me, so once again... we go back to the 4-door model. 

I had a 2-door Mazda when I was pregnant... that was my "mommy mobile" and "family ride". My brother teased me, but I loved my little car. If I can still get in and out of it, I am gonna keep pedaling it!

It died, finally (insert hysterical sobbing). I had to shop... yuck! Okay, so, 2-door Celica here I come... sun roof, tunes, cool-looking, white with chrome, sharp... but even less of a "family ride" than my Mazda. Lasted a year before my mom and son outgrew it... neither could ride comfortably and no one else was gonna drive it.

Boo hoo... okay, 4-doors and trunk... guess I can adjust... for 2 years... and then another 4-door for 3 more years... and another for 3 years. Guess it's not TOOOOOOO bad.

Okay, then it was time for my 2-door again... sporty, sunroof, spoiler, cool, fun... for 2 years... until, once again, the family outgrew it... my son's head hits the ceiling in the back seat and my mom and her hip surgery can't get in and out of the car well. AARRGGHH!

Well, God must have been looking over us, along with all our finances and aches and pains. We got a letter from the dealership and they were willing to trade our car early. (2 years early of the lease). My mom said to look into it, couldn't hurt, could be cheaper.

Okay, so we were going to the grocery store Saturday and ended up at the dealership. (That is now the new running joke in our house... I went to get bread and milk and came home with a car!)  I drove home with a new car... 4-doors, truck space, leg room, head room, mom can get in and out, my son's head doesn't scratch the ceiling, and the payments are lower. (so is the insurance)

I can do this... it's a cool car, my son thinks it's neat.. it's a "hip mom car", I can blue-tooth my phone through the car, so it's hands-free (one less thing for mom to growl about), better gas mileage...

okay, I can do this 4-door car...

for a few years anyway...

13 comments:

  1. I never thought I'd be a minivan mom, and then had kid 2. I now can't help but sing the minivan song! Sometimes it does practicality is worth it.

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  2. Sometimes practicality can be sexy!

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  3. Heheheh good for you! I HATED when my friends; parents drove us in a 2 door car. I could never figure out the seat thing and always felt like an idiot.

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  4. I like the joke running in your house: "I went to get bread and milk and came home with a car!" Glad you managed to get a ride for everyone ;)

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  5. A new car - how fun! I feel like this about the mini-van thing. I also swore I would never get one and now that's all I can think about.

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  6. I swore I would never ever have a minivan. Then I ended up with a litter of kids. It's nearly impossible to fit 5 kids (3 still in booster or carseats) in anything but a minivan. Plus, the power sliding doors are handy. As is the DVD player. If it came with a soundproof barrier and auto eject seat for whiny kids it would be perfect.

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  7. I feel your pain....I recently took my husbands car and gave him my red "mom car"....I'm over it.

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  8. Oh man, I remember when I had my third child my husband and I did the whole changeover to a mini van. It was like heaven when everyone had their own space and I no longer heard,"He's touching me". Found your blog through Bloggy Moms and I am so glad that I did!
    Jennifer
    http://www.practicallyperfectprincess.com/

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  9. Practicality shows wisdom. Right? Right? She says from her minivan. :) Ellen

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  10. I loved my Escort SO MUCH - and then I loved my Sonata (still do) more than anything. Now I'm getting to like my Mazda 5 (compromised down from a minivan). It truly takes transition time!

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  11. My son thinks it's cool... so that's good.

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  12. I love a 4 door car. I vowed I'd never drive a 2 door again!

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  13. a four-door car, clearly you're a grown-up now!

    love this ode to your cars. i love mine, 4 doors and all.

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