We live in a fairly rural area where having a car is a “must” in my books. I actually learned the other day that there’s no taxi cab company in our town either! John and I only have one vehicle now and I’m always paranoid that something will happen to it. I need my car not only for grocery shopping and picking up the mail at the Post Office, but also to take care of my kids.
As parents, I’m sure you can relate to being the “mom taxi” and shuttling your kids back and forth to friend’s houses, lessons and extra-curricular activities. Bridget goes figure skating a few times each week and Olivia is enrolled in guitar lessons. Also, their dad lives about a 15 minute drive from here so I feel like I’m always running the roads. I would be lost without a reliable vehicle and it would make life very difficult for me to not have one.
I remember when I was in high school and my mom was always driving my sisters and I everywhere. I used to work at a grocery store across town and she would take me there and pick me up after my shift. We had an older station wagon that was falling apart. It would overheat if you were sitting in traffic too long and smoke would actually come out of the hood. This story is funny now to think about it, but back then it brought my mom to tears. My mom was driving me to work and we were stuck in construction traffic downtown on a hot day. Smoke started bellowing out of the hood and the car majorly overheated! My mom was so embarrassed and we had to ditch the car on the side of the road and walk to a pay phone to call my dad. I was terrible! I was so happy when we were finally able to get a new vehicle…one that actually worked!
Speaking of vehicles, I wanted to share that two moms at the awesome website, UrbanMoms will be test-driving a Dodge Grand Caravan over the next month! I encourage you to check out their posts and see what their experience is like during the busy back-to-school season. It looks like the perfect vehicle for busy moms and I’m looking forward to reading more of their posts!