Sunday, April 13, 2008

At Least I’m Not Sporting the Mom Jeans


Just when I thought things couldn’t get worse, I am going from driving a mini-van to a station wagon. Unfortunately for the sake of your funnybone, it’s not a station wagon with wood panels on the sides. Fortunately for me, if there can be any fortune in driving a station wagon, it’s a Toyota Matrix which isn’t quite a station wagon, but classified as one. It’s a nice looking car, as station wagons and safety, cargo space, and fuel efficiency go. Things I have to care about now since I’m a mom and all my extra spending money goes to college savings and IRAs and, oh, the little things like FOOD and SHELTER. The hubby and I decided that feeding our family 3 meals a day plus a snack thrown in once in a while was more important than paying Big Oil Company a bajillion dollars a week for a tank of gas. Now at least we’ll only be paying half a bajillion dollars. Take that, Big Oil Company!

So when you see me whizzing around town in my Phantom Gray Matrix, just give me a sympathetic wave and know that I really was cool once. A long time ago. Like when I wore Cavaricci's.

6 comments:

Patti said...

I think it's cute :)

youarekiddingme said...

Me, too! Thanks!

Leighann said...

That's a good lookin "family truckster" *wink*

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Very cute! Just blast some kick ass music and you'll retain some hipness. ;)

TheBirdman33 said...

It's not THAT bad...
A Subaru Outback is also an accepatble station wagon. I don't know where it stands with big Oil, but it is cool, attractive, will last until the little man is ready to drive and will do you well in a snow storm.

I think you are pretty darn sporty with what you have there. If I see one playing "Jessie's Girl" I will know it was you.
I left you a "challenge" at my place

captain corky said...

"it’s not a station wagon with wood panels on the sides"

Thank goodness! The Toyota was a wise decision, the damage to your family's psyche would be irreversible.

We have the no frills Matrix, a Ford Focus. It still costs us 40 bucks to fill the tank though. Rats.