Posted on | February 27, 2013 | 2 Comments
We are currently a one car family. It’s sort of by choice. When Donny and I started dating many years ago, we each had our own car. I sold my beautiful blue Ford Taurus – A 1986 Taurus, just like me! – to make the deposit on our first apartment together. The plan was always for me to buy a new car eventually, but it never really felt like a priority. Donny was happy to drive me anywhere, and we went most places together anyway. In the rare instance that my husband can’t give me a ride, I’m still content with taking public transit. I actually find the bus relaxing (probably because it’s only a once-in-awhile thing and not my primary transportation) and it’s a fun experience for Sebastian when he gets to ride the bus or train with me. Finances are already tight enough that adding another car just feels unnecessary.
That said, I do find myself fantasizing about my perfect ‘mom’ vehicle. All of the cars I’ve previously owned have been beaters, which frankly suits me, but I would need something safer for toting two little ones around. My husband would love a new model coupe like this 2013 Scion TC, but that’s not quite my style. I actually rather like the idea of a -GASP- mini van. Those Sienna commercials really get me! I think that I could rock a mini van. Mini van, mega fun!
Realistically, I’ll probably end up with some boat of a beater car, something clunky and big and safe. The only thing I know for sure is that my car will never be sporting any of those stupid stick figure family stickers!