WWYD: What Would You Do?
I need advice on two topics.
1) As you all know, we are having our 5th child this summer. We have two minivans - a 1995 Dodge Caravan with no car payment but over 100,000 miles and needs brakes, and a 2010 VW Routan that has a car payment.
The Dodge Caravan can fit 5 carseats, but the VW Routan can not. Technically, John-Paul will not be required to be in a booster seat, but it's recommended and of course, we want to be safe. Besides, in order to fit him in the VW, he has to squish himself between the two carseats in the back bench and he tends to get car sick back there.
So, we are trying to figure out what to do with our car situation once baby arrives. I think we should keep the VW Routan and trade the Dodge Caravan in for a *real* van.
That way, we'll have two cars that are reliable and can fit all the kids, but one will be for short trips (like to school) and the other will be for longer trips. However, then we will have two car payments and a van so big that I don't think I'll be able to drive it. Is there another solution that I can't see clearly?
2) OK, this one is more fun.
Next week, I have a week off. I'll explain why later. Phil will be at work, and the kids will be in school, so I'll have FREEDOM to do whatever I want.
For now the only things on my agenda are: daily Mass, daily walks, get pro-life license plates, and I have one meeting scheduled. The rest of the time is up for grabs. So, what would you do if you had a few hours to yourself each day? This is so exciting!