Thursday, June 16, 2011

I Quit


I am becoming closely acquainted with Craig and his List these days, happily pouring over photos of cars, blue book values, and engine specs. Daughter showed me her schedule for next fall and there is no WAY I will be able to get her to 5 dance classes and 2-4 dance team practices every week. Not to mention the Friday night football games, after school events, and study club meetings at our local library. And since we are selling our extra car to my BFF so she can chauffeur her lovely littles around for the next 15 years, we have to buy Daughter a car.

Car shopping is one of my favorite activities. I've been know to look at cars for sale even when we are NOT going to buy one. My idea of a perfect car for daughter is something small and cute. I've been lusting after this for years...


Or one of these. LOOK AT THOSE ORANGE WHEELS! So freaking cute.

Unfortunately, Husband is only willing to part with enough money to purchase something like this...


Cheapskate.

And Daughter is No. Help. At. All. I've already told you about her curious lack of interest in cars and driving and the situation hasn't improved at all. When I asked her what kind of car she would like - 2 doors, 4 doors, sedan, hatchback, etc. - her answer was, and I quote, "I dunno. Not green". NOT GREEN. What kind of teenager, when asked for input on what type of vehicle they like, answers with NOT GREEN?!?!

I suspect this particular car search will take all freaking summer. Or I'll just say to hell with it, I'm buying something I like.

Either way, come the end of August, I am resigning as her chauffeur.

4 comments:

The Hotfessional said...

I love a bright green car. :-) Or maybe she meant, "Not Green" as in "gas guzzling Porsche, Mom".

hee.

ChiTown Girl said...

OMG, this made me laugh out loud!!! Stud Muffin is also not the least bit interested in driving. STILL. It's so freakin' annoying, I could scream!! However, I've already warned him that he WILL be getting his license this summer, and he WILL be getting a car to drive himself back and forth to school next year. I just don't get it. We would have done ANYTHING to get a car at that age!

Nana said...

Get her something big and protective...so the OTHER car will get hurt and SHE won't!!!

MOM #1 said...

Well, buy her a not green car and I'll take a green one - you know, since you like buying cars and all - I could use one.