Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cars and kids


Hello, friends! Pardon my recent absence. When I haven’t been sick I’ve been working and when I haven’t been working I’ve been mothering (often single mothering while the hubs is traveling). It hasn’t left a lot of time for blogging.

I also bought a new car. To understand the significance of that purchase, you must refer back to my drama filled post from a couple of years ago in which I explained my emotional attachment to cars and that I bought a car only to make my husband return it an hour later. I later revealed that hormones may have been partly to blame since I was pregnant at the time. Well, this time I’ve kept the new car past the allowable return period, so like it or not, I’m stuck. But I’m ok with that. It was a well-timed, practical purchase, and no tears were shed in giving up the vehicle I’ve happily driven for over six years (ok, it was a little bittersweet if I’m being honest).

Ultimately, I just don’t think the timing was right a couple years ago, and I was pressured into a decision that I knew deep down was not wise. Of course, it will forever be a funny “remember when…” story  (at my expense), and I’ve made peace with it.

Had I not come to terms with it, I would have needed to think twice about the timing of this recent purchase…since I’m pregnant this time too! Yup, baby number two  is on board and due to arrive on May 1. The hubs and I are very excited. So while there’s lots to do before the new little one arrives in six months, at least worrying about how to fit a double stroller in my trunk has already been addressed! (And no, we did not buy a minivan!)

9 comments:

  1. Can't wait to meet my new little niece or nephew!!!!!!

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  2. What kind of car did you get? Those double strollers are a blessing & a curse!

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  3. I have been driving minivans for the last 15 years and do not appreciate the off handed slam. They are practical and a wise choice for a family. I like to think that I am cool in any vehicle.



    Stop the laughing Jen!

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    1. You're totally a cool minivan driver!

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  4. Oh, and my heartfelt congratulations on the upcoming birth of number two! Awesome!

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  5. Aw, Tim. I'm sorry. If it makes you feel better...I did actually consider a minivan! We just chose the Mazda CX-5 in the end.

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    1. I had never heard of that one, but after looking it up with the Google, looks very nice. They called it a crossover SUV but in the photo I saw it looks like a bulky car. Nice.

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  6. Congratulations! So excited for you about the baby and the car!

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