Thursday, April 16, 2009
Our "Eight is Enough" Ride
This week, thrill of all thrills, we became the proud owners of a used Suburban. We are excited because we now have enough seats that when our baby is born we will be able to fit everyone in one car. I actually really like it and am loving the way it drives (it is nothing fancy, but right for us). I never thought of myself as the kind of person that would have a Suburban. In fact, as we were looking for cars that would fit eight people I tried every possible mode of transportation that wasn't a Suburban first (once you get past the 15 passenger vans and the little SUV's with no storage space--which is required if we ever want to actually go anywhere--there really aren't a lot of other options). Somehow, Suburban says, to me, gigantic family that shops exclusively at bulk warehouse stores (not that there is anything wrong with that, it is just not how I envisioned my life). I guess I also never really thought of myself as the someone who would have six children, but here I am...and I wouldn't change it. Life definitely throws you curves every now and then (and ginormasized cars) but it is never dull, and keeps me on my toes (as well as slinking to bed early and exhausted every night...is there life after 9:30 pm??). I am really grateful to have a vehicle that will work for our family. I am grateful for my big family, full of small people. They mean the world to me...and I wouldn't give them up, even for a five passenger luxury car.