When I was financially able to buy my very first car, I was ecstatic. I was practically flying as I drove it home from the dealership. Michael Jackson’s hit song “I’m Bad” came through the air waves, and I had no choice but to blast it just as loud as those factory installed speakers would let me. As I belted along with Michael (who wasn’t freaky yet) I knew that I was at the height of coolness.
Looking back, I now realize that a brand new Ford Escort isn’t really considered all that cool or hip…even if it did come with an awesome spoiler kit. Nonetheless, when I think back to that car, that first shiny white car, I still get a little jolt of euphoria.
Through the years, our cars have gotten a bit more family oriented. It’s hard to feel like a Hip Mama when you are driving around in an aging mini-van. I was at the point where I had to decide to have some major work done to my vehicle or get a new one. The thought of buying a new MomMobile drove me nuts so I decide to have some work on it….but later. When my brake light started flashing and the brakes started making funny noises, I knew it was past time to take it in.
After checking with Shaun’s schedule, I called and made an appointment for this morning. Much to Shaun’s despair, today has turned out to be a glorious day. It’s the day that Shaun has been waiting all winter for…the day to take the top down on the Jeep. It was torture to my Beloved to know that it would be me, and not him that had possession of the Jeep today.
It wasn’t until after I dropped Shaun off at work, that I could relax and truly enjoy driving the Jeep. I can see why Shaun loves it so. The sun was shining down, the wind tousling my hair…and everyone looking at the Big Orange Jeep..I was starting to feel a bit like a Hip Mama!
The strains of an old song starting going through my head. Michael and I were back in our heyday. You know…it just might take a lot longer then I thought it would to get the MomMobile repaired….