Welcome to ‘Things I Know’, a weekly link up with another awesome blog called YAY FOR HOME.
This morning clarified what I have been moaning about for around 18mths now.
We need a second car. Well really, it will have to be a van…..
I know I am sick and tired of being stranded without a car. There is something not so appealing about walking 5 kids and myself, unwell and in the rain & hail. Nope, sorry, does nothing for my motivation.
I know that I don’t like relying on other people to cart the kids and I here, there and every where when my hubby has the car. When I have no car I feel helpless, trapped, isolated and very much ‘stuck’. It strips me of my independence and more often than not leaves me wasting entire days waiting of lifts here and there.
I know that it will have to be a van, as the kids are getting too big for the Dickie seat in the old wagon. So kind of Mr Police man to inform us of this one…. Apparently the twins can only sit in the Dickie Seat until they’re 8…. which leaves us around 8 months to get a Van, and the younger ones are supposed to be in the middle row of seats with proper boosters…. So we can’t even just swap them around..
I know that with all the research I have done into Vans, it should probably be a Toyota – Commuter. Why? They have more seats…. 12 of them infact. I have had it with our kids sitting so close to each other in the car. I’ve had it with having no luggage room and having to drag a trailer around with us.We often take a helper away with us so we need more seats and I’d love to be able to bring the kid’s friends home from school with us for play-dates. Oh then of course you have the doggy that likes to come on adventures with us too….
I know that we don’t have that kind of money right now. With my hubby facing knee surgery, and no sick leave left, we’re facing several weeks of reduced income. which I might add is even more lousy leading up to Christmas…..
I know that we wont have that kind of money for awhile. Of course we wont. Reduced pay, A birthday, Christmas, Renovations, and everything else in between……
I know the plan of my hubby riding a push bike to work is not going to happen now, since he busted his knee playing footy. It was a great idea…. it really was. But since he can’t even lift his leg over a bike frame, let alone pedal, I think the whole concept of riding has gone out the window.
I know that Toyota will one day come to me, wanting a review of their latest Commuter Van and I will happily oblige. For future reference, Toyota should know that I would prefer to drive an automatic but will drive manual if its completely unavoidable…. They should also know that reviewing the item could take up to 12months of test driving…. 🙂
I know that one should never get their hopes up like that……. but gee wouldn’t it be nice?? A bit like wishing I won the Tattslotto except I never buy a ticket…
OH What A Feeling…… 😉
And that my dear readers is what I know this week.