So, I may not be as mature as I previously thought. I went to drive the minivan again and just couldn't do it. It had a few more scratches than I'd seen before and that tipped me over the edge. It's gotta at least be a respectable minivan!!
We've been driving Durango's in the meantime. I love them. You've got the standard third row, so I don't have to keep asking people if the car has a third row, they're fun to drive, and the kids have plenty of space to spread out. Of course, my 7 year old likes everything about them except "They're kind of like a minivan, except not as cute." Beauty being in the eye of the beholder, of course.
I drove a purple one today, which was fun. How often do you drive a purple car. And how often do you drive a car WITHOUT A WORKING SPEDOMETER. Please forgive the shouting in caps, but I thought I was going to kill us all. Not only that, the right blinker didn't work and the gear shift came out in my hand. Um, that would be a no. The salesman offered to fix the brake light that was stuck on. Yanno - that would be the least of my worries. Moving on.
In other news, it's summer vacation around here! The kids are all home and frolicking in their freedom from uniforms and homework and blissfully sleeping in. Which, as my seven year ole explained to my two year old is "the natural state of a child." The baby's even shifted his waking from 5:30 to 7. What a good little guy!
I'm still trying to get enough sleep and enough time to string two sentences together. I'll post word count when I get that licked. Right now, the Mystery Man is calling... again... gotta run for now!