Thursday, September 04, 2008

Sally, I miss you!

No, I don't miss me. I miss my Saab, my convertible, my namesake (in other words, my real name isn't Sally - you all knew that, right?).

About 10 months ago, I drove my little Saab to the car lot and traded her in for a mama car, an SUV, The Pilot. And I love my Pilot, and it's PERFECT for my son. I can change him in the back of it and even be protected from the rain or whatever by the tailgate (or whatever you call it). All 3 of my strollers fit into it (you never know which one you'll want to use). I can reach the back seat from the driver's seat, and I can climb over INTO the backseat while The Colonel is driving to get to Lil Major. It's great...

But...

The top doesn't come off. And I was really ok with that until I got off work today. And it's 70 degrees. And sunny. And gorgeous. And I drove away like a mama nerd in my SUV with the windows rolled down and the radio cranked. Oh, woe is me!

And to add insult to injury...when I picked up my rental car last week to drive back to SoCal to fly home, the gal offered me a FREE upgrade to a convertible. In fact, she asked me to PLEASE take it. I've been offered a lot of free upgrades in my day (there was the time I got the Jaguar for free, and my boss thought it was so cool he asked me to drive him to our meeting...and then I forgot him at the hotel. Oops. And the time I got the free upgrade to the Land Rover in Houston), but never a convertible. And, I couldn't take it. I had to tell the girl, NO, I need a 4-door. Oi!

Add that to my 34th birthday yesterday, and I'm sounding pretty stinkin' old!

But, I have a beautiful son who I love with all my heart, so I guess it's worth it, huh?

11 comments:

Jenn said...

Don't worry, you can get a convertible again....when lil major is all grown up. I'm waiting for my SL 500 convertible...I think it will be about 20 years. I hope we're not too old to enjoy it by then! :) They are worth it though, aren't they? Happy 5 month to lil major tomorrow!

shell said...

awww...you can always get another convertible once lil major gets big enough to ride in the front seat...

did you get my text yesterday??

Agnes said...

Yup, he's worth it!

And I can't believe you cart around THREE strollers!

Band of Brothers said...

happy birthday dearie! now look at me calling you dearie. i'm the one that sounds old! i lugged finn and calvin around in my silver jetta til ollie came around. i thought i was going to be so sad parting with her. but what would have been even more sad would be squishing 3 boys in the back, ya know? it would have been IMPOSSIBLE. i rather enjoy my new airplane/car--"you are free to roam about the cabin".

lorieloo said...

ugh. I covet your pilot. I wish we could afford a bigger car, but no such luck.

but happy birthday!!

and seriously, three strollers, that's pretty impressive=)

Terri said...

happy bday mamasita, life only gets better from here and you can get a convertible one day. I had to wait til just last year to get my "sports" car and I may have to give it up next year when my oldest starts driving (insurance - yikes!) but they'll be other days!

abbagirl74 said...

Totally worth it!

Chelf said...

Happy Birthday, young one. Age well, you have.

I have only ridden in a convertible a few times. Was never terribly impressed. I don't like messy wind hair. Or that much random noise. I prefer stereo thumping, and A/C fully operational.

I would have thought you'd name a Mustang Sally. :-)

I need a name for the Tidewater Blue Honda Fit. Any ideas?

CeCe said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

And I"m sooooo jealous of the pilot. We wanted a Saturn Outlook or something like that when I was pregnant... but then we found out what the payments were. Ugh... no thank you!

Sally said...

Shell - got the text, thanks!!

Yes, I carry 3 strollers, well, usually just 2...but it's just so much easier to already have them in the car and just grab what I want.

I really do love my Pilot. I'm SO glad I got it. And we bought it used, so we got a great deal on it...and it's a Honda, so it should run forever!

And Chelf - I usually name my cars silly matching names like Cammy Camaro, Sally Saab...but I don't have a name for the Pilot yet. Oh yeah, and hats are a must in a convertible. I just LOVE feeling the air and wind and oh...I just love it!!

Jody said...

I had three convertibles bfore the girls came along... A Jeep Wrangler, a shiny red Mustang and then another Jeep... And now I have the Explorer. The first car we buy (paying cash, of course!) will be a convertible. Preferably hard top. :)

In other words, I know just how you feel!