Friday, April 11, 2008

The Odysseys...

(Notice that the title is plural...this is NOT a boring post about a book that most of us Cliff-Noted in high school...)

We are now a TWO Odyssey family. A '95 and a 2002. I wonder how many families in America can say that?

They also have names. The Batmobile and Grandpop.

The 2002 got its name from the plastic toy bat that my children found hidden away and forgotten in the backseat of the van. I couldn't resist- it seemed so fitting and honorable.

The '95? Well, sweet thing that it is, it looks so small and "old fashioned" next to the sleek-n-shiny Batmobile. Yet, it has a way of saying, "Hey, I'm the original, I've been around for awhile; stick with me, kid, and you may learn a thing or two". So Grandpop also seemed very fitting...and honorable.

What a difference seven years can make.



4 comments:

bekster said...

"Batmobile" is right... that thing can like read your mind, and it talks to you too (hmmm, maybe you should have called it "Kit"). :) It's a little freaky. I thought, though, it was more like a space capsule... some kind of escape pod...

Mary Jackson said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

I love having all the room my van offers, but I still miss having a sports car!!

Lori Fitzgerald said...

Considering Larry drives Grandpop, it probably also smells a little like an old man. And makes similar noises. And I mean that in the nicest way possible.

Ann said...

No, we agree- Grandpop eats WAY too much Taco Bell.

The smell? Well, as long as sports exist on this planet, that will never go away...