Birthday party season that is. Yep, already just five days into the new school year we’ve got a date for a birthday party this Saturday. Apparently there are twins in Boo’s class that are turning 6?, anyway the invite didn’t specify the ages but I would assume 6. So now I have three days to find birthday gifts for these children. And I say ‘children’ because I am only fairly certain they are both boys. I really can’t tell from the names, which I think are Italian. Since we are new to the school I don’t know these children so I have no reference. Boo when I asked him yesterday only knew GC was in his class. But when Hubby came home and asked him he said yes G was also in his class along with GC. We will see.The good thing about the party (other than being smack dab in the middle of a Saturday) is that it is at one of those indoor play places that are super popular here. It’s a drop-off situation. We blessedly don’t have to stay and supervise.
I think we will take the three hours given to us and visit the Audi and Saab dealer for fun. (Car shopping, or window car shopping cheers me up. And I have been in the dumps lately.) Not that we are buying a new car. But in however long from now when we do move I think we’ve come to a nice little agreement on the car situation. Truly, I am getting something fun. Boo says Mama should get a convertible (Beetle, to be precise Lucy 2). I am torn between the Mini (still) and the Beetle. Have you seen the gas mileage the Mini gets (non-convertible Cooper version)? Insane. In an Automatic – 34 hwy, 26 city for a combined – 29 mpg! That’s 449 miles per tank. Heeelllo Mini! (Beetle convertible by comparison – 20/28 Automatic).
But if we are also going to just have fun we will of course need to consider the Audi A4 convertible (21/30 mpg A4 2.0) and the Saab 3 convertible (2.0 gets 18/24 mpg bleh but it’s a cute car with a bigger backseat). For fun, you know? Hubby of course will get the family car, a Volvo S60. Since I really won’t need the space too much (except summer when we’d switch cars… maybe) with kids being in school and all. I’ve done the mom car thing for 6 years it’s time to spread my wings and have a little fun (or it could be a mid-life crisis. I don’t know, do women have those??)
But upon searching to the VW site I discovered they have brought back my beloved Jetta Wagon. In a Sport version. Nice, Very Nice. A wagon (should I go the normal sane mom route) is perfect. Even though I did spend two years driving the BMW 3 wagon I didn’t like it (well the space for the wagon part stunk but the car itself, driving Utopia!). I much prefer the 3 in the sedan version I am driving now. But the Jetta wagon doesn’t have that weird back like the 3 does, it’s more squared so you can actually fit stuff. Which is the point of a wagon right?
Of course I could go whole hog and just get the Mazda 5 mini-minivan. Hubby would rather die than drive it (he’s actually said he will not ever again do the mini-van thing, he does have a point).
But lets not destroy my dreamy convertible vision yet. Allow me some more time to think I am a cool, hip mom.