It's a little late in the game to even tell you this but hey, I'm nothing if not late.
As you well know, I drive a big ass van. It's a 12 passenger and I am pretty much in love with it. Everyone fits, everyone has extra space, I can fit friends in too! It's perfect. Except well, it's a beast to park and gets crappy gas mileage. Still, it's paid off and runs great. <3
So when everyone started school this year, (I seem to have an over fondness of commas today.) I realized that while no one says much about a big ole van when they see my herd disembarking , I'm going to feel pretty silly driving the Monster around with just me and Dimples. Did I mention the gas mileage sucks?
So at first we decided to find Daddy Chaos a 'beater' car to drive back & forth to work and I would take his well loved mini van. Movies for the baby, better gas mileage for me. Except I couldn't use it to take/pick up the kids to school because I couldn't fit 3 booster seats across the back. Ugh. So we gave up the idea and back to driving the Monster everywhere.
Out of no-where, Daddy Chaos happened to drive past a car lot & saw a Saturn Outlook.. with 8 passenger seating. Thus began the quest for something similar that would be affordable and work for us.
I had requirements, yo!
1. Must have DVD for kids. MUST.
2. Must have 8 passenger seating (everyone wants to put capt. chairs in the middle and then I'm screwed)
3. Must have back up camera - I used to think that option was crazy.. I drive a 12 passenger Monster w/o a backup camera, why would I need one on this little (comparatively) car and then I drove it and realized that the rear window is situated you can't see anything behind you that is lower than that window (ie. kids, bikes, dogs..)
I have no brand discrimination.. The GM branches (Buick, Chevy, GMC & Saturn) all made virtually the same vehicle so other than price tag, it didn't matter to me. We happened to find exactly what I was looking for (and more!) fairly quickly, the only problem?? We had to drive 4+hrs to get it.
But most of all, I love this :
The only sad thing is that we won't be driving the Dream to Disney.. I don't want to put the mileage on it and quite honestly , although we all fit there's just not much storage room.. So we are taking the Monster instead. The kids have all groaned and grumbled .. Ha. I tell them to just be happy they get to go! 6 Days till we leave! YAY!
Reminder-- Don't forget about my fabulous book giveaway.. Even if you don't particularly want the book (hello- why would you even think that? It's an AWESOME book!), remember that it also enters you to win the big Book Tour prize ($40 in gift cards and you can give me the signed book copies!lol) . So go enter today! Open til the end of the month ! And yes, I will be reminding you at EVERY Post until it's over with, so just do it already! = )