In other big news, we traded our car in for a minivan. That's right, we are now the proud owners of a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country. Grant couldn't be happier about having a minivan. I, on the other hand, am still adjusting to my new "Soccer Mom" role. I mean a minivan is serious stuff. There's no joking around. We're now a Professional Family, this is what I do for a living. And, I can't really be the young, hip, Mama I want to be while sporting a minivan, no matter how many times those Toyota Sienna commercials try to tell me otherwise. I think I may be taking this harder than I did turning 30.
Don't get me wrong, I like the minivan; there is a LOT more room, so I can tote my double stroller and have room for groceries, it has heated, leather seats, the doors open at the touch of a button, there's a built in navigation system and DVD player with wireless headphones so we don't have to hear Cars playing for the millionth time on long road trips, and all the seats fold nicely into compartments within the van itself. It's made for the Professional Family, to have every possible extra thing you could need to make it easier to schlep kids to and from places. I just wasn't ready to be a Professional Family yet, and didn't see the minivan coming anytime in the near future, but here we are.
Recently, Aiden's been demanding a little more attention than normal. I think he's feeling a little neglected because we've been so busy lately. What he needed was a little time all to himself with one of us. Unfortunately for me, Grant usually gets to be the one to do this with him since Maddie still needs me so much. Oh, what I wouldn't give for a little one-on-one time with my Buddy! But, I was SO happy that Grant was able to take him out today to play in the grass by the Cathedral. Plus, it gave Maddie and I a little one-on-one time, too.
He came back covered in dirt, and clearly had a great time with his Daddy! I can't wait for a Mommy/Buddy day. Hopefully soon!