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Mom Misses Minivan!

Today is “Photo Friday,” a term you hear a lot in the blogosphere which sometimes translates into “I didn’t have time to write a real post; will this do?”

So here’s the (short) story of how a “suburban soccer mom” moved on past her minivan days, and now lives a life of regret (sort of).

I turned 40 recently, and vowed to get rid of the minivan. It was doing a disservice to my street cred. So we traded in our reliable yet aging Honda Odyssey for a sporty Mazda CX-9, and now I… sniff…miss it!

Honda OdysseyWe never named our 2002 Honda Odyssey, but she served us well.  150,000 miles, and lots of sweet memories of road trips, drive-in movies, and bringing The Girl home from the hospital!

Kids in minivanOne of my all-time favorite pics of the kids, while on our way to swim at North Beach in Burlington, VT. Both of them happy…at the same time!

Mazda CX-9So here’s the new sporty roadster, also unnamed. I do look good in this car, and it drives like a dream; I just miss the roominess of the minivan! p.s. This is a stock photo; I do not live near an abandoned warehouse.

 Have you ever become emotionally attached to a car, or missed one after you’ve moved on to a new one?

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