Yay, Jasper! Amanda, we're the same kind of two-car suburban family. It's a must. I hope to upgrade to a crossover like a Subaru Forester in the future (or a Lexus RX if we come into some money ), but for now I still have an old Pontiac sedan and DH has his sports car that he dearly loves. His is manual and I still don't know how to drive it... after 7 years of being together. So when my car breaks down, it still feels like I'm SOL unless he drives me places. Hmphh.
Sara, that bicycle is way too cool. I want one. The kids are adorable too!
Rental car places make me mad ever since my one and only experience with them that was pretty ridiculous. My car was in the shop for a few days, right? So first I rented an Acura. Loved it. But the freakin' rental car got a flat tire one day later! Stranded again. Really?! Talk about bad luck... so I had to take it in and ended up with a Prius hybrid. Loved it more. Thought all my worries were gone. Then I got blamed by the rental company for damage to the rotors and rims of the Acura that got the flat tire! They tried making me pay $300. Oooo I was livid. They accused me of driving on the flat tire and causing the damage. Um, okay, well that was kind of unavoidable seeing as how I didn't notice the flat until I was driving and their own road service operator had TOLD me to go ahead and drive the one mile to the rental place to drop the car back off. Ha! Yeah.
Sora is sick this morning. DH awoke with her to let me get extra sleep, and when I came out of the bedroom, she was slumped on his chest with eyes half shut and totally listless. She wouldn't look at me for long, wouldn't talk to me, etc. Fell asleep off and on. He said she threw up in her crib and he found curdled milk in a sippy cup near her. He's thinking she took a sip. Or else it's just a random bug. She has a 102 fever. Just seems so drowsy. BUT -- what scared me is that this suddenly happened the morning after she slipped flat onto her back on the bathroom tile last night.... and DH didn't know if she hit her head or not. She was crying pretty badly but then was fine. I'm paranoid about head trauma after my dad's brain bleed last year..... so I called Sora's doctor this morning. She suggested we go to urgent care if we want to be safe, but she didn't sound too worried since a fever isn't connected to a head hit like that and more-so suggests a bug, plus Sora acted fine shortly after the fall. I gave her a bath and she fell asleep on DH again. We're going to let her catch up on some sleep for a bit and then maybe take her in if she doesn't pipe up a bit. At least we know it's not an emergency situation since there would've been more signs. DH is totally annoyed with my overly-freaking-out-mama bit.