A few weeks before Owen was born, the Clever Girls and Toyota team offered extended Ride and Drives to some of the bloggers participating in their TWIN promotion.
I filled out the request form and moved along my merry way unsure if I would be selected but figuring I’d throw my name in the hat.
Much to my surprise, less than 24 hours after Owen’s birth, I had a voicemail on my phone from a guy saying that he was delivering a car to our house the next day and wanted to confirm that we would be home around noon.
Ummmm…no. We were still in the hospital. It wasn’t the week I requested (after all, I was having a scheduled c-section) but for whatever reason, they didn’t have cars available later in the month and it was kind of a “now or never” situation.
Although the timing wasn’t ideal, Andy couldn’t resist the opportunity to drive around a BRAND NEW (Brand. Spanking. New. As in, the car only had 225 miles on it…and they had to drive it almost 200 miles to get it to us.) Toyota FJ Cruiser for five days, so we had them deliver the car directly to the hospital.
I would imagine that was a first.
It was actually pretty perfect for Owen to ride home in a Land Cruiser.
Had he ridden home in the GMC we bought recently, it wouldn’t have been right.
After all, all the other kids rode home in Cruisers, and I don’t think Andy has quite wrapped his head around the fact that there is something other than a Toyota in our driveway.
I don’t care how many babies we bring home from the hospital…I will never get over how impossibly small they look in a car seat.
The car was super fun and sporty and…youthful?
But truthfully, it’s totally impractical for our family of 6. The back filled up fairly quickly with just our hospital stuff. I would imagine a double stroller would eat up all of the trunk space.
Henry insisted on coming along to bring Owen home…but I think it was more because he wanted to ride in the FJ than it had to do with his new brother. (He has since loudly announced each and every single time he sees an FJ driving along. I’m pretty sure he’s obsessed.)
Andy about gave me a heart attack when he said “You know, this car would never work for our family, but it will be a perfect used car for Henry in ten years. It’s a cool car, it’s super safe, it’s a Land Cruiser…I can’t wait!”
Hold on. Back up the train…
TEN YEARS?! My first born will be learner permit age?! We’ve been married for ten years and I am here to tell you that it DOES NOT feel like a very long time. AT ALL.
Excuse me while I go freak out in a corner and possibly throw up at how quickly time is rushing by.
After all, tomorrow Owen will be a full two weeks old.
And that STRESSES ME OUT. 2 weeks???!!!???!!! Already?!
Stop. Just. STOP.
I want to savor these sweet moments a little longer.
When brothers hold hands and sisters giggle in their room.
Time is lame. I say we start a petition to stop it.
Who’s with me?!
Disclosure: I was selected for participation in the TWIN community through a program with Clever Girls Collective. I did not receive any compensation for writing this post, or payment in exchange for participating. The opinions expressed herein are mine, and do not reflect the views of Toyota.