Today was the BCSA State Finals for elementary poetry recitation and spelling bee. Our daughter, Katie, had placed first at Mentor Christian School and earned the right to join a number of other students competing for the “state chanmpionship.” It all sounds grand and glorious until you find out that there were less than 10 schools competing. Nonetheless, Katie did a great job and we were proud of her accomplishments. Today, after some stiff competition, she tied for first place.
To get there, we took our newly acquired SAAB 9000 Turbo and were accompanied by my parents and their 1998 Volvo V70 Cross Country. This is my dad’s first Swedish car and though he isn’t too fond of the cost of maintenance, I think he’s secretly enjoying his Volvo. Don’t tell anyone, but mom confirmed that he really likes the Volvo. (I waited until he was out of the room to ask her!). For someone who always talked down power windows (because they might break some day) and a moonroof (because it might leak some day), he does seem to like the wagon. Congratulations, dad. But you haven’t completely crossed the line until you’ve owned a SAAB.