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Curiously our family has always had a rather close relationship with our family cars. We’ve had two or three since we first had children and each one has been bestowed with a name and a matching personality. I’m not sure if it’s just the nature of children to do this type of thing or if it’s something a little more in-tune with the slightly oddball nature of our family (my money is on the latter) but regardless, cars that come to live here end up becoming members of the family.
You don’t need much more proof of this than suggesting to the girls that we might sell our current car and (god forbid) buy a new one. The cries of protest would be deafening. Our ‘Bessy’ (who dreams of looking like the car above) is starting to get a little long in the tooth. She is a delightfully un-dainty seven-seater SUV in a deep midnight blue who has just tipped her front fenders over the ten-year mark. But despite her age she has done an amazing job of serving our family. She is as reliable as they come and gives her heart and soul to whatever we ask of her. There have been no breakdowns or expensive car tantrums and I’ve not so much as locked my keys inside her. Which is amazing in itself as it’s something I used to do with monotonous regularly.
I am told by a reliable source (AKA my husband) that Bessy is a little heavy on the fuel. But for me that’s a small price to pay for the security and comfort that comes with owning such a terrific car. He has also had the gall to suggest Bessy might even be a bit on the ‘butch’ side. But we best let that pass and move on as the rest of us don’t agree. We prefer to think of her as capable and motherly.
Bessy is not the only car we’ve had this intense type of family relationship with. We’ve also had Bert the dual cab ute, Harry the work van and let’s not forget Kermit. Kermit is technically a camper trailer but we don’t hold that against him. Yes it seems that personification might be getting more than its fair share of airtime in these parts. I probably shouldn’t go on to tell you the names of our household appliances because I’m pretty sure you might start to think it’s really all about me and my obsessive needs to connect with everything and anything. (Yeah lets not go there.)
Cars are important to families. It’s important enough that most of us take a lot of time and consideration when we’re planning to purchase one. If you’re in the market for a car right now you might like to head on over to check out these Ford offers. The time is coming, all to soon, when we are realistically going to have to think about letting go of our delightful Bessy Blue Car and introducing a new member to our family. But thankfully that time is not quite yet.