Thursday, May 19, 2011

He thinks it`s ghetto, I think it`s brilliant!

We're driving to Myrtle Beach for our family vacation.
  It's supposed to take us 15 hours of driving time.
It'll likely take us more than that...seeing as there are four female bladders in our car which equals many many bathroom stops.
But that's ok with's part of the adventure of a road trip.
And plus...with today`s modern gadgets
we have the option of having a tv in the car.

Mazda wanted us to pay an extra $8000 to add the built-in dvd.
Ok...maybe not $8000...Tim`s at work right now so I can`t verify the exact price...
but, believe me, it was not worth the high price they were asking.

So Tim, with his ability to make anything, gave us our very own built-in dvd system.

It attaches to my headrest.

It both pivots AND swivels.

Seriously,  look at the craftsmanship on this thing.

When I told the girls this morning about the marvel that is their dad,
Alison replies:  ìt`s a good thing you married him, mom.
I totally agree.

And then I started thinking about how maybe we were making life too easy for our children.

When I was a kid we went on long long road trips every year.
I didn`t have a t.v. strapped to the back of my mother`s head.
We read books and played license plate games.
But we also sat without booster seats or seatbelts
and lay flat on the floor of the minivan to sleep.

And of course there was the heavy usage of gravol
...which I may or may not also do...we`ll see.  :)

Either kids will get to travel in style...
even if it is a bit ghetto.

1 comment:

Vanessa said... it. We "forgot" our dvd player and I'm milking that for as long as I can get away with it.
It wasn't missed but our boys are young. There will be a day when it's a "requirement" for any and all road trips I think.
Have fun and I can't wait to hear all about it!

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