Thursday, March 13, 2008

Heaven on wheels...

OHMIGOD. I found heaven...and it was in a mini-van.

Yesterday I rode as passenger in my friend's new People Mover. It has a seat warmer. A SEAT WARMER. It was a good thing I was in the passenger seat, having all that warmth flowing to my bum and lower back was so relaxing I was afraid I was going to nod off. It was pure heaven. I felt like this...


These new People Movers are really something. Add a potty and you could live in there. Multiple DVD players, satellite radio, seats that pivot around to a table, and bum warmers. It's decked out better than my house. To heck with adding on a family room - I'll just buy one of these all-the-frills minivans!

I can understand the thinking behind it - we mom's spend half our life driving kids around. My time transporting kids really began when my Darling Daughter started kindergarten. This was in 2000. That's when we got our People Mover. It was a bit of an adjustment - sort of like learning to drive a city bus - but I liked it. I was the envy of the preschool - backseat doors opened on BOTH sides - woo hoo!


But we've come a long way baby. All the high tech gadgets they put in vehicles nowdays are pretty amazing. Can't you just imagine what Great-Grandpa would say - "Back in my day we appreciated our automobiles more because we had to work for it! We had to get out of the car and crank it just to get it to start! And we didn't have paved roads, either! We bounced around so much we nearly lost our teeth! And while we're on the subject of you young people, what's with this new music and all the hipping and the hopping???"


The hubs and I have always said when we finally get rid of this People Mover we will get something smaller and more energy efficient. But I now know this: it will not have a seat warmer. Because me driving feeling like this...


...would be way too dangerous for everyone on the road.

4 comments:

noble pig said...

I don't have a mini-van but would die without my seat warmer.

Moi said...

I have the mini-van and the bum warmer. And I live in Texas, where the weather is over 70 for about 85% of the year. It's that other 15% that requires the bum warmer. I would never again have a car without one.

deepfriedapplepies said...

I had a mini-van.. didn't like the one we had.. We called it Christine.. as in the Stephen King movie!!! It did weird things.. it had a ghost or somethin'~ We now have the Explorer.. with Seat Warmers.. and all is good in the world!
Cara

byebyepie said...

Who just spent 10 minutes playing with your cat widget when she has three actual cats of her own? Who refers to herself in the third person?