We've been talking about this for a few years now. When would be the right time? When would the situation be right? When could we afford to? We have thought about it, prayed about it, and discussed it. We thought we might still wait a few months, but things sometimes work out earlier than planned. So, we have finally decided now is the right time. Not sure about affording it, but when can you really be so sure of that?
Oh, you people are horrible!
I know what kind of conclusion you are recklessly jumping to.
You should be ashamed of yourself!
If I've told you once, I've told you a hundred times (don't you hate that phrase?) that we are only having two children! We are not talking about a new baby here, so don't get your heart all in a flutter.
What we are talking about is a new car!
Well, I guess Phoebe is our new baby. We decided it was time. The miles on our Expedition were running dangerously close to 100,000. Each time we test drove a car the salesman asked us if it was over 100,000 like if it were that would be worse than spreading the plague across America.
Phoebe is a 2009 Scion. Amazingly, the 2008 and the 2009 models were exactly the same price! This color only came in the 2009 model. She's cute. She's funky. She's just a little bit out of the box for us. Not what most people would expect us to come rolling up in. She gets way better gas mileage.
She's not quite complete. The DVD players in the headrests for the kids are backordered. The dealership also owes us new rims that will be put on when we get the new headrests. The price of the car was so economical, we were able to add a few bells and whistles. We were also able to add a navigational system to the car. Her name is Jane. She will never let me get lost (not like I'm worried about getting lost). In her very calm voice, she guides us to our next destination.
I'm taller than my car again! I really did love the bigness of the Expedition, but I'm also loving the smallness of Phoebe. The kids think she's pretty cool. I'm getting some Cool Mom Points by driving them around in this one. Lord knows, I will need to rack up all the Cool Mom Points I can. Heather has already asked if she can have Phoebe when she is old enough to drive. Yeah, sure, let's get that in writing that you will want a 10-year old car when you are sixteen. Hopefully this car will retain it's coolness factor. She said she wants Jane around so she knows where to go.