Mommy Mobile
by Karla ° Thursday, February 28, 2008
I wish I had some really exciting news about where I have been all week, but I don’t. I’ve just been busy doing taxes, interviewing potential daycare providers for Nate and buying a Minivan.

It’s about damn time, too, because our two-door Pontiac Sunfire GT is just too small now that we have added a car seat and a goliath-sized 90lb dog to our family repertoire.

Extended travel has become rather uncomfortable, and although we do manage to squeeze our bodies into the car, I am so totally tired of cramming my knees into my stomach to accommodate Nate’s car seat. And of course, there is the problem of limited luggage space.

It took us a long time to agree on getting a Minivan. First, Mark wanted a sports car, and I said, “But Baby, just think of all the bugs Nate will swallow driving around town with the top down.” And then Mark wanted an SUV, and I said, “But Baby, there’s no back row for Samson to stretch out his great big giant dogs legs.” And then Mark said, “Fine, we’ll get a Minivan, but I want features.”

And this is a perfect example of how marriage is all about compromise. I vetoed every single car that Mark wanted, I am getting exactly what I want, and Mark is getting lots of sporty buttons to push.

Our newish (used) van, which I have affectionately named Philippe, comes from the French speaking province of Quebec. He is only 8 months old and is currently purchased on condition that the dealer will clean him up and detail him perfectly before we fork over a cheque. He is an extra-long version, if you know what I mean, hon hon hon, and his leather-wrapped steering device feels oh so smooth under the palm of my hands. He has a 3.9L engine, which means very little to me, except that he’s got balls.

And friends, between balls and the up and down motion of his power seat, I think I might be in love.

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Awesome! That is so good to hear! Also good is that you are such the comprimiser! Very impressed. "But, Babyyyyyy!"
Hehehe. You're too cute.
Good luck.
 

May you and Philppe have a long and rewarding uh, relationship!
Posted by Blogger Gina :  February 28, 2008
 

Philippe sounds really lovely!!! (hope you will both be very happy together - ha ha!!!). Love the new wedding photos....more please...I love wedding piccies!!!!
Posted by Blogger Tabitha :  February 28, 2008
 

It was hard for me to come around, but I don't know if I could ever go back now. I LOVE the space...and all the extras. Just ask Julia about her "new" minivan.
Posted by Blogger Christi :  February 28, 2008
 

its soooo about time, i can't imagine squooshing that dog into anything other then a mini van
 


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