Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Running Errands and Playing Hookey In My Jeep


The first day home from vacation is usually always difficult.  But, not when you are coming home to your Jeep after being gone for 8 days.  I was relieved to see my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited sitting in the garage, where I left it, and was very excited to get back behind the wheel.




The first day back from a vacation for me is spent running errands, and today was no different.  First, it was off to swim practice with my youngest.



Then to the vet. Our dog, Sterling, was crying all night.  Turns out she has "swimmers ear", and she's not even on the swim team.

In the olden days, when I had a mini-van or my crossover, I was involved in many car pools for all the camps and practices. Well, with a Jeep it's a little more difficult to be a part of a car pool in our neighborhood. There are only 3 seatbelts in the Jeep's backseat, limiting the number of kids I could car pool. 

Some mom's see this as a "con" in the list of "pros" and "cons".  I actually see this as a very big "pro". Why?... you might ask...well... On those days when my youngest and I don't feel like heading to swim or basketball or soccer practice, we don't have too. We have no commitments to any car pools. So when the mood strikes us, and we want to play hookey from practice... we put down the top and head out for a drive. 

I figure life is too short, it should be enjoyed. Sometimes you need to be spontaneous and have fun.  My Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has helped me lighten up and relax. It's easy to enjoy life when you have a Jeep.  My family and I love to take a drive with the top down and feel the wind in our face and sun on our skin. Looks like there will be a lot of "Playing Hookey" in our future!