Mama Diaries

Monday, November 17, 2014

Big Dreams

My ten-year-old son is already contemplating getting his first wheels.  He's ready to drive.  Or so he thinks.  He's been taking a look at different car models, trying to determine which car he'd like.  So far, he seems to have an affinity for sports cars.  No surprise there.

Yesterday, we were driving around, and he noticed a very nice-looking vehicle.  "Mama, what's that?" he asked.

"A Lamborghini," I answered.

"I want one of those for my first car," he said.  "Would you buy it for me?"

I tried not to have a heartache.  "Dude.  There is no way I'm buying that for your first car or your last car!"  

I glanced in the rear view mirror and saw his puzzled look.  "But why not?" he asked.

"Because your Mama doesn't have money for one of those.  So you'd better get a good job.  Because if you ever get a Lamborghini, you're going to have to buy it yourself!"

(And then maybe he can buy me one, too!)

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  1. At least he has good taste.
    Show him the website for Bugatti. That will change his mind.

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    1. Is a Bugatti even more expensive than a Lamborghini?

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  2. He has taste!.. aim high, and look after Mama too :)

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  3. Favorite Young Man has a Porsche. It's red. Maybe Bubba would enjoy a red Porsche.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I'd enjoy a red Porsche. Porsches are cool. And red is my favorite color. So I'm okay with him buying one of those!

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  4. Get him a Matchbox or Hot Wheels replica to keep his dream alive (-:

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  5. Can I be added on the list to get one too?

    I had a friend who was getting a motorcycle but EVERYTHING went wrong to the point he got it a year late. So everyone made fun of him that, "Yeah and I'm getting a Lamboguini" or "And I'm having dinner with Oprah" until he actually got it. (It lasted three months before a car hit him. The bike was totally but he was fine, minus an arm break. It just wasn't meant to be.)

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    1. Aww. That totally stinks for your friend! I'm glad he wasn't hurt worse!

      I'll put you on the list!

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  6. Sounds like good advice. :) Better to let him know now! ~Jess

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  7. Boys love their cars. That's a real nice one he chose.

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    1. Boys do love their cars. My dad is a big car fan. He has two old corvettes. He had more, but storing them was a big pain.

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  8. I used to dream of having one of those when I was a teenager. Instead, the fanciest car I've ever had is a Corolla LOL

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    1. Haha! I hear you. My Camry probably wasn't much better!

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  9. he should be happy to get a bike :)

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    1. But how is he going to drive his dates around on a bike? ;0)

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  10. If any child has the ability to go far in life and own a Lamborghini one day, it HAS to be Bubba!
    So that raises your chances of ever getting one...

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  11. This is second blog (today) I've read about cars. My words to you, Sherry, get that Lamborghini (a nice one from Toys R Us). But when your son get older and buys that Lamborghini, you know he'll also take care of you for the rest of your life.

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  12. Oh dear, thankfully our nephew didn't have such rich tastes, he always wanted a 'Herbie' car.

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    1. My daughter wants one of those VW bugs. A light blue one.

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  13. Boys and their toys. HAHA! I like what Peaches said about getting him a Lamborghini from Toys R Us. Even a radio operated one. That'll make a nice Christmas gift. ;)

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    1. I'll have to pay a visit to Toys R Us and see what they have. It would be entertaining to see his reaction!

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  14. I was never that tuned in to cars at the age of ten. Honestly, I'm not that tuned in now. I always start paying more attention when I know I will have to trade one in, but the rest of the time... Not so much. Sounds like your son will be a car guru.

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    1. I never really cared about cars, either. I just wanted one that drove and didn't have problems.

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  15. Well at least he's got impeccable taste! You've raised him well! lol!

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    1. I think he gets it from his grandfather!

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  16. Good thing you're teaching him about the value and rewards of hard work early on!

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  17. Great post. I love reading the wisdom behind what you all share.

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    1. Haha! Wisdom? I'm just flying by the seat of my pants sometimes! ;0)

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  18. haha that's cute-- he's got the right idea-- why dream if you don't dream big!

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  19. Kids don't get it. It's interesting to see how their spending changes once they have to spend their own money!

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    1. Very true! They just don't realize how quickly the money goes!

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  20. I wouldn't mind a Lamborghini either, although I don't have the funds for one. At least he has good taste. :)

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