My new used minivan is a 2003 Ford Wind-Star. It was owned previously by an 83-year-old man. It had a little less than 85,000 miles on it and was in pristine condition. We really lucked out in finding and purchasing this van. My husband did all the leg work, and bless him for doing so.
Being a 2003 it does not have all the fancy features my last few minivans have. No drop down DVD, the middle passenger windows do not roll down, it took a month to make it smell like us, no back up camera and no auxiliary jack. All-in-all, these things are not important and just take a little getting used to… not a big sacrifice in the whole scheme of things. We got a clean reliable vehicle for cheap. I am not complaining.
I tell you all this to set the scene for your dose of H entertainment. Driving home from the zoo last week there was nothing on the radio. Every one of the stations was on a commercial or news. My sitter, who has turned into one of my kids, pulls out the CD case from under the passenger seat. I have not bought a CD in 10 years, and even then some of my CDs are from high school when I belonged to Colombia House (where they would mail you a CD every month). To say the least my collection is dated.
The sitter pulls out Spice Girls. This was my “getting ready to go out” CD while I was in college (which should help you date when I purchased the CD). The sitter and I were up front jamming to the song ‘Wanna-be’. My poor girls were sitting in the back seat looking completely lost. They had never heard the song before, but once discovered they asked to hear the CD several more times.
Later that week I hear Sass and Shush belting out ‘Wanna-be’. They get to the line exactly 1 minute and 46 seconds into the song where the lyrics say “Here’s the story from A to Z. If you wanna get with me you gotta listen carefully.”
This is not how my little bundles say it, instead they sing, “Here’s the story from A to Z. If you wanna get with me you gotta listen CAT FILLET.” I asked them to sing it again and they did. Again saying CAT FILLET. I tried to explain that the Spice Girls are from England and they have an accent. Sass assured me that if we didn’t sing it Cat fillet, we were singing it wrong. I had a similar 10-minute argument with two 5-year-olds the week prior regarding the pronunciation of LIBRARY. Not lie-berry. Not lie-burry. I just had to give up.