Monday, February 22, 2016

My Ride

"You know, Mom? When we drive by, people just stare at this car."

"That's because it's a classic, Bob."

"It's because it's a monstrosity."

"First of all, how dare you. Second of all, this car is a thing of beauty."

"It's all scratched up and old."

"It has lived. It has stories to tell."

"It's practically dead."

"Completely untrue. It has a lot of life in it. Could a dead car drive your butt to school?"

"I guess not."

"Shall we roll down the windows and show these people at drop off how good an in-dash cassette player can sound?"

"Oh my gosh, Mom. Please no!"

"Say, 'I love the car!'"


"Say it."

"Okay, okay! I love the car!"

"Have a great day, Honey."

"You're weird."


  1. 20 years and my third Volvo wagon. There simply is no better or more versatile automobile. This one is a 2004, and I will sob like a baby when I have to let her go.

  2. Ha! What a fun drop off story! :)

  3. I love your chats with Bob...I am beginning to hear the ' You're weird and I am smarter than you' pre-teenager thing starting to emerge.

    On the car, (Star Wars style), there is Mr.R, you, Bob, Ted and what? Looks like a wagon.

  4. A thing of beauty, with stories to tell.
    I want to be your wagon when I grow up.


  5. I love your car and would love one of my own! I think people are too quick to get rid of cars these days instead of truly living in them. We have an 1990 Toyota Tercel and it still runs great, so why give it up? LOL!!

  6. I have a 94 volvo, we call him Swen. Best care ever. Who does not love a car with a ski pass through in the trunk? And a 84 Dodge Ram Van, we call the Magic Bus. My kids learned classic rock in it best cassette player ever.