26 May 2008

Everything she wants

Everything she wants
05/26/2008, 12:50 AM

I like the Taurus, despite her complaints. It is powerful, heavy, safe and comfortable. She calls it a "grandma car."

But she has driven it since she was 16. She decided she needed a new car a while back, and we agreed. After all, she is a great kid. While her friends have been dropping out and screwing up, she has worked hard in school, got a job with the University, worked hard there, was promoted quickly. A couple of months ago, she told us she almost had a comma in her savings account! They asked her to help manage the place over the summer. $1200 a month plus room and board. Not too bad for a 19 year old college kid.

She was excited to be moved into Officer's circle (where the military officers used to live). Proudly showed us her new digs. A ginormous house. Huge. Her bedroom is bigger than mine (and mine is big). Dating a football player. Not my first choice. Not her usual choice, either. "but mom, he is different, not like the others. He is sweet, and gentlemanly. I am dubious. Hopefully, she will grow out of that.

So she has been sending me emails of cars that she has found. No, you can't have a small convertable sports car. It must be something safe! So she finally decides on a Pontiac Vibe. We look into it. Good safety, good mileage. Good winter car. Ok. Then the search began. My husband found out what she wanted and decided she needed it by this weekend. I watched him get calls about it. No, that is not the color she wants. No, she needs a sunroof. She doesn't like that trim.

He told me she was probably going to have to drive this car for 7-8 years while she went to school and got established in her career, before she could afford another one. So he wanted to get her exactly what she wanted. We found it yesterday. Cherry red. The kids came home for the weekend, so she could test drive it. It was the one. Cute dad bought it. I don't know who was happier. He so enjoyed her delight.

"Mom, look at my sweet new ride."

Yeah, it's a sweet ride, all right. Thank your father.

Everything she sees
she says she wants.
Everything she says she wants
I see she gets.
That’s my daughter in the water
everything she owns I bought her
Everything she owns.
That’s my daughter in the water,
everything she knows I taught her.
Everything she knows.
Everything I say
she takes to heart.
Everything she takes
she takes apart.
That’s my daughter in the water
every time she fell I caught her.
Every time she fell.
That’s my daughter in the water,
I lost every time I fought her.
I lost every time.
Every time she blinks
she strikes somebody blind.
Everything she thinks
blows her mind.
That’s my daughter in the water,
who’d have ever thought her?
Who’d have ever thought?
That’s my daughter in the water,
everything she knows I taught her.
Everything she knows

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