Monday, April 27, 2009

Dependable, Needs Some Work

My son has a best buddy who is a complete car fanatic. We had him over for supper one night and at some point in the conversation he started rattling off the different car models of he’d collected on some video game. The list went on for so long my son started humming. It sounded just like an acceptance speech at the Oscars that had to be cut short by the orchestra.

Then the conversation turned to what type of car each of us would be if we were a car. We decided my daughter would be a Jaguar. We weren't sure whether my son would be a Porsche or a Mini Cooper. The young friend had no complaints about being dubbed a Rolls Royce.

Then the friend looked over at me, his face scrunched in thought. I was afraid of what was coming. I gave him my most threatening friend’s mom face and told him under no circumstances should he tell me I’m a minivan.

“Hmm,” he said, and thought about it some more. “Could you live with being an SUV or a crossover?”

I laughed. Can’t say it’d be my first choice, but I thought I could live with it. Or at least I thought I should stop him before it got worse.

So, what about it? What kind of car would you be? Or, how would you describe yourself as a car? Sporty, maybe? Sensible? Frame slightly bent?

Just don't ask an eleven year old.


Kelly said...

That is a fun conversation!
I'm such a Mom! So yes, I'm afraid I'd be a minivan or SUV...
I think I'd be an SUV hybrid, but a red one for a little bit of coolness ;).

msprimadonna67 said...

I'm quite certain all of my kids would deem me a mini-van. In my own head, though, I'm something (just slightly) cooler. Definitely a shiny bright blue something cooler.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I love that question! I'm going to ask my kids later today. But I'd be a big pick up truck--I'm a mom, so that seems like a natural fit!

Mary Witzl said...

68 Ford Cortina with decent paint and upholstery and an engine that makes a little noise in low gears but is still in good nick.


Anne Spollen said...


A Volvo. That's what my kids would say hands down because they're "safe" --

Of course, I'd like to be that sporty, red car that zips around Italian movies.

Fun conversation!

Lily Cate said...

according to my son,
I'm a black toyota camry.
Dad is a red honda fit. (he just went to test drive one with his grandpa)
He is a blue chevy cavalier.
What a practical family.

LW said...

Oh my, I am laughing so hard …
Wasn’t there a show about a talking car many years ago?
My mother the car or something like that…

Today after a busy weekend and waking up a bit stiff I feel like a
late model Buick. However, in my dreams I am a 58 Austin Healey…
restored to perfection…


adrienne said...

Kelly - I imagine red would suit you!

msprimadonna67 - We should at least get to choose the color!
But I'd probably be some color that went out of style years ago...

Green Girl - 'Pick up' sounds about right, especially when the kids are little.
Hope the kids choose something cool for you :)

Mary - Now that sounds like something with class and character!

Anne - Then after the kids grow up and are on their own, do we get to be zippy little sports cars?

Lily - Practical...and if you were a white Camry instead, you guys would be patriotic, too.

Louise - Oh, an Austin Healy sounds great - maybe powder blue...

Suzanne Casamento said...

I love that he asked you if you could live with being an SUV or a crossover. Hilarious!

I'd be a convertible. I've never owned a car that wasn't one, so I most certainly don't want to BE a car with a roof I can't take down.

Vodka Mom said...

I am DEFINITELY slightly bent.


Rebecca Ramsey said...

Too funny. I feel like one of those old panel sided station wagons today.

Bish Denham said...

Depending on my mood, I might be an old Willies Jeep, which is what I learned to drive in. It liked to jump out of second gear and you had to fight to get it into reverse. But driving a old Jeep (we're talking 60's here) was a blast.

Or, for comfort, I might be my reliable 89' Buick Park Ave. She's got almost 200,000 miles on her and appears to be going strong. I think of her as my Cinderella coach, so I call her The Pumpkin.

Or...I might be a '57 Chevy. Because they are just SO cool.

Nothing really practical here.

Rena said...

Jeep Wrangler
soft top

:) Love, love, love my Jeep!

Suzie said...

A bat mobile!

PJ Hoover said...

I would have been a Hummer but now with all the gas hog stuff and all, I don't want that image. So I'll go with Cooper.

adrienne said...

Suzanne - How free-spirited!

Vodka Mom - LOL! But in a good way, I'm sure.

Becky - What is the purpose of those panels? To make the car look old and creaky? Can't imagine that's you, BTW...

Bish - The Pumpkin is a great name!

Rena - Does that mean you are what you drive? :)

Suzie - Ha! So you must be seriously tricked-out.

PJ - Now that's going from one extreme to the other :)