Thursday, April 7, 2011

It's About Time

     I have never really liked bumper stickers.  I have always thought they looked tacky and distracting.  But, I made the ever so brilliant decision to put 5 on the back of my SUV.  I am impatient like that.  I can't just start something off slowly and see how it goes, I am usually full force without really thinking.  I am so, so, so very blessed that I have a beautiful, sweet 17 year old daughter that doesn't give me a bit of trouble.  We both are addicted to the Twilight Saga.  It is all in fun, we don't really believe in vampires, and it is bonding time for the two of us.  However, my boys are completely embarrassed by our bumper stickers.

Here they are:

     It was almost worth putting them on there just to see how many people (A LOT) have asked what a Cullen is.  Also, when I first started putting them on there the kids were still at a private christian school and it was  priceless to see some of the judmental faces and looks I got.  How dare I advertise something so evil.  (Speaking of, I think I should be compensated for my advertisment on wheels.)  It was funny, because for starters it isn't real.  I wasn't riding around with a "Honk if you love Satan" bumper sticker.  I never did this, but I thought it would have been so funny to have the fake vampire teeth and when someone who had obviously seen the stickers pulled up next to me I could give them the fangy smile.  Sipping tomato juice in a clear cup would be funny too.

     Back to my sweet daughter.  She wasn't ready for the responsibility of driving so she waited to get her learner's permit on her 16th birthday.  I was so proud of her for taking that privilege so seriously.  And, so , I figured a few bumper stickers on the car that she is learning to drive in isn't that big of a deal. 

     This is one of those times it is great to be a single mom and not have to fight with anyone to put them on MY car.  Well, we started this a couple of years ago and we are still devoted, obsessed fans, but I think we have outgrown the bumper stickers.  Besides, it is probably time for me to try downsize because she needs a car of her own and I have my second child that will turn 15 next month behind the wheel. Although I feel safer in a large car, it isn't the easiest thing to learn to drive in.  I thought I could use the fact that she waited to convince him that was a smart decision and he should do the same.  But, to be honest, I think I may want him to have as much experience as possible.  It's not his fault he is a boy, but they are so different than girls and their attention span is scccaaarrrriiieeeeeeee!

     It has been fun having the stickers on my car.  Although, there were a few times I got really irritated at people behind me that were way too close.  I would be fussing about it and then it would hit me, they aren't being obnoxious they are probably trying to read the stickers.  The boys don't like them anyway, but I guess it would be very embarrassing for my son to be learning how to drive in a car with pink, glittery bumper stickers on it.  (When I told the boys we would remove them soon they both said, "It's About Time!")

Oh, well, Edward, Jacob, Jasper (could you tell he is my favorite), Emmett, and Carlisle.....we still love you.

Do you have bumper stickers on your car?  If so, what kind?


~*Lisa*~ said...

haha! this made me smile! I joined the twilight bandwagon late (2yrs ago) and have been obsessed! I'm team Emmett! =) I love the "I drive like a cullen" one! I drive a Jeep and I'm not sure if I'd ever be able to drive a car, I like sitting up high. And that's good that your daughter decided to wait, it's scary driving anymore, really shows maturity!

I have 5 window stickers. I'm a sports fan, so I have one for my baseball team (detroit tigers), and then one for UK(kentucky) and OSU. Let me tell ya the looks I received when UK played OSU in the march madness tournament. I'd see people point at my stickers and I'd laugh! Then I have one that says, "Island Life" that I got from Topsail Island,NC last year. I love the beach! Then I have my faded Eastern Kentucky University sticker that needs to come off b/c you can't tell what it says anymore!

thesisterhoodofspiritualsinglemoms said...

Thank you, I know I am not alone! I need the "Island Life" one. I love the beach too! We have just always gone to Daytona, but we want to try some new places.

Wendy said...

Hi! So good to hear from you. I like your blog title and love to read bumper stickers.

My niece April was supposed to born in April but came early so my sister decided to name her April though her b'day is March 25. The name March just did not sound as pretty as April. :-)

thesisterhoodofspiritualsinglemoms said...

I agree! I am glad mine didn't go with February! One of the reasons I get for my name is snow was on the ground when I was born and they were wishing it was April. There's got to be more to it than that!

MemeGRL said...

Your bumper stickers made me laugh--I spent all last summer cruising through the entire series and loved it. (Alas, I have no girls with whom to share the obsession.)
Thank you SO much for the buttermilk pie recipe comment on my blog--that sounds amazing and I think I will never have "leftover" buttermilk again! I am literally going down to the freezer when I finish posting to see if I have a pie shell or whether I need to put it on my shopping list immediately! Have a great weekend--if I have the crust I'll let you know how it goes!

Marian said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I love discovering new blogs, and I really have enjoyed what I've read of yours so far.

Dysfunctional Mom said...

I love your stickers! And would have loved to have seen the looks on the judgemental parents' faces too. heh heh
I only have two small stickers that say "STA" for St Augustine...and maybe something on the window? I can't remember. LOL