My Next Car

07_VW_EOS_07.jpg So now that my hubby is driving our minivan (since he turned in his BMW) and my lease on my Jetta is up for renewal, I’m throwing caution to the wind – or at least I’m going to try. As soon as we start car shopping again, I’m making a beeline for the VW Eos. Sure, I know that Volkswagen has Brooke Shields pitching their Routan but I’m a mom of a six and nine year old – I’m passed the station wagon/minivan scene and am ready to embrace my 40’s head on. Hence the VW Eos.
So if the lease price is right, yours truly will be driving out of the showroom in a candy apple red hard top convertible. Take a look at the car yourself and tell me you wouldn’t want to be styling around town in these wheels!
Tell me, have I lost my mind and should deal with the fact that moms don’t drive convertibles or should I embrace my inner glamour girl and just go for it?

The Dog Question…

IMG_2237.jpgHere’s a confession I have to make after watching President elect Obama’s first press conference. While I was initially interested to see if he was going to name his cabinet, I was more concerned about two important issues affecting his family. After he fielded one question about receiving a congratulatory message from the President of Iran, Obama responded to a reporter who received his sympathies after she cracked her shoulder while running to watch his victory speech in Grant Park. Here’s the questions from the journalist with the bum shoulder: What kind of dog will they be bringing with them to the White House and will the girls be attending private or public school?
News flash! While media is abuzz about the best dogs for the Obama family, it turns out that Malia is allergic to dogs so while the first family elect would love to take in a mutt from a shelter (Obama quipped “just like me”) they’ll probably have to go with a hypo-allergenic pup. Looks like poodles, yorkies and shih-tzus are going to get a boost. In fact, if the Obama family wants to find the perfect website for non-allergenic dogs, then click here – there are more than a dozen pups to choose from. Personally, I’d love to get a dog too but my hubby is even allergic to non allergic dogs – eventually, I’ll solve that problem the old fashioned way – make him get shots!
On a side note, Obama was also asked whether his daughters would attend public or private school in D.C. He answered by saying that Michelle will be scouting schools and they will make a decision after they’ve investigated their options. If you’d like to check out the full press conference, the visit the NY Times…they were actually live blogging from the event (just like me except I did my live blogging from my den)
So here’s my question du jour. What dog should they get and should the girls go public or private?

FAVORITE EMAIL OF THE WEEK…

HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY? (written by kids)
You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
— Alan , age 10
No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with.
— Kristen , age 10
WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
— Camille , age 10

HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?

You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
— Derrick , age 8
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?
Both don’t want any more kids.
— Lori , age 8
WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
— Lynnette , age 8 (isn’t she a treasure)
On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that Usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
— Martin , age 10
WHAT WOULD YOU DO ON A FIRST DATE THAT WAS TURNING SOUR?
I’d run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.
— Craig , age 9
WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
When they’re rich.
— Pam , age 7
The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn’t want to mess with that.
– – Curt , age 7
The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It’s the right thing to do.
— Howard , age 8
IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
— Anita , age 9 (bless you child)
HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN’T GET MARRIED?
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn’t there?
— Kelvin, age 8
And the #1 Favorite is……..
HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?

Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck.
— Ricky , age 10