Hello and welcome back.
Now, I’m sure you’re wondering about the picture. It’s my daughters hand. She fell over and fractured a bone. That was last week – one of those weeks that is easily classified as “one of those weeks.”
She had to have a bright pink cast to match her nail polish, and I was surprised yesterday to find Justin Bieber had signed it. I didn’t even know the guy was in town!
And the point of this blog is …?
I’m in trouble when she wants a car.
She wants pink.
Exactly. I was hoping more for a five to ten year old fully enclosed vehicle with steel and air bags in all directions around her. Probably in white.
How’s that idea gone down?
Like a lead ballon. That’s why I thought I’d post a picture of her cast on a popular (with me) website in the hope it would win her over.
* ooowwwww *
I take it, it didn’t work.
What a mind reader you are. She just thumped me.
Now, I have a few years to come to a decision on the whole pink convertible thing, but what do you think? Pink or not? Convertible or armor plated SUV? Let me know. Her future (car) is riding on your answers.
Or should I say, she’ll be riding in your answers 🙂
Last summer we got our daughter a 74 vw bug. True it doesn’t have air bags. But what it has is a standard transmission. Ever driven one? Both HANDS are required. Therefore no talking on the cell phone and definately no texting. I know, call me diabolical. Its a trait. She has had her car a year (she pays insurance and her own gas) and has not had a ticket or been pulled over. Maybe its the standard tranny, or maybe its the fear I instill….. nah, I think its the tranny.
Get her a standard with a roof. She can suntan in the backyard.
A manual is a really good idea. And my daughter likes bugs too!
Hi Nigel 🙂 I’m sorry for your daughter’s hand, wish her speedy recovery. I like the pink in the photo, at least it’s not pastel pink 😀 (says the woman who dresses mostly in black)
Convertibles are vulnerable not only in potential accidents, but also on the road, anyone near you can harm you easily. You’re exposed to any theft, robbery or other harms.
But anyway, there is a middle path: you can tell her she can have her pink color for the car (it’s just a color, not the end of the world 😉 ) and you can have the choice on the armor plated SUV (definitely go for that and not the convertible).
It’s cool to have such a car, SUVs are heavy, impressive cars and capable to handle any ride 🙂 (I don’t want to imagine a pink SUV, but hopefully she’ll change her mind on the color too :D)
I enjoyed the post Nigel, thanks for sharing
Thanks for the comment. Her hand isn’t too bad since it hasn’t stopped her dance or jump rope!
Yeah, you don’t exactly see a lot of pink SUVs on the road (or off-road either). There’s actually a few years to go, so maybe her color choice with improve, I mean, change.
Okay, so I have a lot to say about this one because my daughter (not yet 12yr) says she wants a pink car too. Here’s what took the wind out of her sails:
Me – No boys will want to be seen in your car. Ever.
Her – Really?
Me – Really.
Her – Hmmm. Maybe I could do white.
Me – And put cute pink and purple vinyl butterflies on it.
Her – Ooooohhhh! Yeah! I love that!
LOL. Simple but brilliant. You get a white car that no boy would want to be seen dead in. Fiendish!
I’m going to start working on my daughter now 🙂