Friday, April 13, 2012

Drooling Like Flip

My husband sent me an email yesterday titled, You'll Start Drooling Like Flip (if you remember, our nickname in utero for B. It still manages to find its way into everyday conversation. But now it has new meaning for him flipping out and going AWOL on us for no apparent reason. I do not claim to have that seriously perfect baby. That he is not. Quite fitting, considering I'm definitely not a perfect mom).

So, the title of that email. Once I opened it, I saw a link to this beaut:

That would be the 2013 Audi A4 Allroad. This is what I refer to as the hot mom car. Before I even became a mom, I had starry eyes for soccer practice duty and being an overall taxi for a couple littles in the backseat. For awhile, my heart was set on the Volvo XC (60/70/90, no matter. All sexy.), but then I got all nervous about the company going under and gave up on that dream. I still have a little matchcar Ray bought for me as a reminder of my desire to own said car.

I don't drive either, and oddly, I haven't been feeling very hot mom either. I love my Accord and purchased it for two reasons:
1. I owned a Honda Civic and it was one of the best investments I've made in a material thing. I knew the Accord would live up to that same potential and it has.
2. Ray owns an Audi and you can't even buy stinking wiper blades anywhere other than the dealer for an astronomical price. You can practically outfit a Honda at the nearest dollar store. And just about every single car mechanic can fix a Honda blindfolded.

But man, do I love the European car. The XC is more of a consolation vehicle at only about 70% sexy compared to that sweet Audi Allroad. We drove an Audi in Europe as well and loved every minute of that luxury. I'll be waiting a few years on that Allroad, if that dreams comes to fruition.

Gotta admit, that is one hot mom car, right? Sure beats the days of wood paneled station wagons. And for the BLM record, it's a hot mom car, with or without a kid in the back seat and cheerios stuck between the seat cushions. I stand firm on that and feel we've all earned that right, tenfold.



Solange, Nik and Caitlin said... [Reply to comment]

SO funny. I think it's totally a hot mom car. How many soccer littles can it fit???
I loved my Honda :) So funny about outfitting it at the local dollar store...LOL!!!

Amelia said... [Reply to comment]

I'd drive it, that's for sure.

LauraJane said... [Reply to comment]

I Lurve the volvo station wagons... I've been fantasizing about owning one since university (while a hot mom car it is, it does not make for a hot university student car). Lol.

Instead I have a saab and a ford flex. Hot?

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

Love Hondas. I recently got a Pilot as my hot mom car :) but I do love me some Volvos too. You have good taste

Ben and Katie said... [Reply to comment]

Wowzers love it!
I think I have you beat with driving a mini van...with no kids! Hate the beast...and so does Ben! :)
I had a civic, Ethel, but she's in Honda heaven now. Dream car would be a Range Rover or the BMW x5...if for some reason I cannot have those I will take a nissan pathfinder, tahoe or pilot...although you now have my wheels spinning about the audi! they are super well built and would put my promise to never buy a small car again to the curb! :)

LookItsJessica said... [Reply to comment]

Like you and Laura, I've been obsessed with the Volvo XC 90 since forever. It's 100% my dream car. Since it's out of our price range at this very moment, I've decided the Mazda CX-7 is my ideal not mama car.

My husband drives an Accord and it has definitely been good to our family. He is getting rid of it though and I'm a little sad to see it go...

LookItsJessica said... [Reply to comment]

*hot mama car