Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A new set of wheels

In the world of leasing vehicles, when the end of the term arrives, you have three choices. Turn the car in and walk away, buy the car in your possession or move along to something new. Car companies being the brilliant marketers that they are, make it ridiculously simple to surrender the car and lease a brand new one. The upside (for me) of this new addition is that our kids are not allowed to drive it, creating one less opportunity for mayhem of any degree among our offspring. I can't see any downside in telling an able bodied and often self-centered human that there is something they can't have. (Anyways, it's good practice for another reality check for the zealous young adults among us- to accept that they can't have everything they want- because mom and dad said "No.") I'd like to think that all the work, sacrifice and tedium of parenthood has a few perks. After all, you watch your kids become more savvy, more good looking, more entitled, as you, mom and dad, become older and well, more older. So, this navy blue sexy creature with its off white leather interior that is the latest arrival to our driveway will mostly serve as mom's set of wheels.  And that new car smell is something I will definitely savor for as long as it lasts.

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