The Season has Begun (and other stuff)

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.

4 thoughts on “The Season has Begun (and other stuff)

  1. Ahem. I drive a wagon. And I believe myself when I tell myself that I look uber cool and downright hip when I drive it. Mini. Go mini. That is my dream for years from now when we are back in the states. It’s definitely cute. Not much of a snow car…You are the only person other than my husband that thinks car shopping is fun.

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  2. lol Brent said we couldn’t have more than three kids because he would NOT drive a mini van. The mini is cute but not around here in the winter. 😦

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  3. I like the switch of the mom driving the nice car and the dad driving the wagon. Really stick it to hubby and get him a diesel…lol.I’d go with the Mini cabrio if it’s not a question of space and an A4 if it is.

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