I have you seen this!?
Last year I bought a minivan. I was kicking and screaming as I felt myself slipping in the sinkhole of middle age.
Hell, I know, I know! Don't you dare say it!
I'm planning on being a centenarian so I AM middle-aged...not OLD!
But it was hard for me because for some silly materialistic reason... I have always been car-crazy.
Not in the gearhead sort of way. I mean I seriously have not even opened the hood of my van since I've bought it except to add windshield wiper fluid. When I have bought a car in the past, I appreciated the effort when they would open the hood for me but I would just wave my hand. I have no IDEA what is supposed to be in there. I'm more concerned about the color. When I was in high school, my father made me walk or ride my bike the 2 miles to and from school. I kinda hated him at the time for doing that. Especially when friends would wave to me from the school bus but Hey, I didn't have ANY cellulite! So I saved my money from my after school job and one day my Dad said we could go looking for a car. He found a few boxy looking things and I shook my head and said that I'd stay with my bike. Then one day he found the perfect used car.
It looked just like this:
Except mine had tan interior and no spoiler on the back. (I thought that a spoiler made it look more like a guy car, and I thought tan was classier).
So you see, I've got this thing about cars.
In my fantasy of my old age, I always envisioned myself as this stylish chic elegant woman with a shiny silver trendy hairstyle driving this:
But ya know, this van can get through the snow and I can load thrift store and estate finds and a giant dog inside without a problem. I think that I will always have a van!
and HEY! it looks like it might actually be COOL now! LOL!