We sold our old car and also bought this used van (a Dodge Caravan) via Craigslist. I was nervous at first about doing everything through private sales like that, but it was easier - and much less expensive - than I expected. The van is in great shape, with practically the same mileage as our previous car...and yet we netted $1000 overall from the trade - with some bonus room-to-grow to boot!
|Tom refused to be in the shot with us - he's been playing up how embarrassed he is to own a mini-van|
I feel like SUCH a mom now. I mean, of course I've been a mom for several years, but....come on, I'm driving a mini-van! We're (in the process of) buying a house! I'm turning into my parents, man. Not that that's a bad thing. But it seems like not so long ago, I was still a carefree college student...
My younger brothers were all teasing us at dinner last night about "dropping the kids off at soccer practice" in our big old mini-van.
Also, a question for those who have blazed this trail before me: The kids will be ages 3.5, 1.5, and newborn. Any suggestions for the best seating arrangement? I'm thinking of putting the youngest two in the second row (bucket seats), and Sly alone in the back seat. I'll feel bad for him, though, since he'll be too far away to hand him stuff while I'm driving, or to have conversation with :-(
On a related note, I got my hair cut recently (which you can see in the photo above). The lady chopped off seven inches, and this is the shortest it's been in many years.
Tom has always preferred me with long hair, and has begged me to keep it as long as possible. Ever since Sly was born, I've been tempted from time to time to cut it to a more manageable length, but my dear husband has always expressed his extreme dislike for so-called "mom haircuts". But I finally just got tired of dealing with so much hair, and announced that I was "going short!" I think *maybe* I just said that to scare Tom a little, because I didn't even get it cut that short anyways - still past shoulder-length. But now it's so much easier to deal with!
Tom's response when he saw it: "Ok. It's not as bad as I expected." ...whatever, I'll take it.
I probably needed a new "mom haircut" to go with my dorky new mini-van anyways :-)