Friday, December 19, 2008

Flying is optional

We'd been in the car about 1/2 an hour or so, first leg of the shuttling, and I hear Audrey pipe up: "Are we there yet? Don't you know a shortcut?"

I was about to say something when Ben said, "Audrey. There's a lot of traffic. It's not like we can fly."

"Only on my broom," I quipped, which made Ben crack up.

Minivans don't come with "flying package optional" on the sticker, but mine has something I'd consider the next best thing.

A DVD player.

I was resistant at first to the idea of one, but Mr W talked me into it by pointing out how nice it would be to have one already installed, ready to use at anytime; as opposed to our previous method, which involved a series of cables and headrest-mounted screens, the rigging up of which made a Space Shuttle launch look easy by comparison.

I'm all for reading and being bored on long roadtrips, but I have come to appreciate and love the DVD. Nolan sniffs with disdain when I use it for what he deems 'short' trips, but he's not driving. He has no appreciation for the silence-is-golden mood that spreads throughout the van whenever we use it.

Between that and the fat iTunes cards Mr W provides me, I maintain some semblance of sanity.

Even when I am turning down dark roads getting lost. :)


Remo said...

Mr W is no dummy.

Bridgett said...

Oh yes. I live in the dark ages. I'm still having to mount the DVD between the front seat headrests.

Not fun.

Your husband sounds like a pretty smart fellow. :)


Missie said...

I'm so glad vans didn't come equipped with the DVD players when my kids were small. I'm sure every car ride would have been a journey with Barney! LOL

Enjoy your week.

Astaryth said...

I know I don't comment much, but I wanted to let you know I love the stories about your family.

So, I thought I would stop by, let you know I enjoy your blog and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. May your day be filled with family, food, joy and Love!

Trace's Space said...

Hi my friend! Long time no talk! I'm going to have a lot of catching up to do.

Hope you and the fam are good


womandriver said...

I've missed your blog posts! hope all is well with you and the family.