Monday, October 25, 2010

out of my element.

In a strange twist, we traded in our car for a very nice Honda Odyssey and I wound up driving around in a 2010 CRV all weekend, thankyouverymuch.

I struggled more than I'd like to admit with the purchase of the minivan. It felt like defeat. Defeat with a 6 disc changer and automatic doors. The fact that our soon-to-be family of five literally wouldn't fit in the four-seater Element was a deciding factor.

The Element was fun. And while I'd like to pretend that we transformed the backseats to make room for kayaks, what I mostly did in that car was drive around my babies. We crushed raisins into the rubber floor mats, we baptized it in milk. We went on epic journeys to places like Costco.

Today I returned the CRV and its heated seats and fancypants navigation system but I didn't care. The entire trip home was spent listening to Claire plan which friends would sit where in the Odyssey. She counted the seats over and over. 8 seats, Mama!
There's a space between them where sometime this spring, our baby will fit, dodging "affection" from Everett and "help" from Claire. That, my friends, is going to be an adventure.


Anonymous said...

and I for one can't wait for that adventure to begin!
♥ Laurie

cmhd said...

I totally get what you're saying about the SUV vs Minivan. That said, you will (probably) love the new ride, even if it's only from the inside. And the auto-doors with arms full of baby and purse, and everything else...? Pure bliss. :) Welcome to the ranks. Save a few of those seats for us @ Christmas time for a ride to see the other Bill.

Jennipher said...

i remember when we had to say goodbye to our element and then my truck:( :( but sooo worth it!

katie said...

I can't wait for adventures to me! and the fact that we can load up all the kids in your van, and the fact that this is my last week of work, and that makes for a whole winter of adventures together!