Guest Post – Chevrolet Malibu Makes Sexy Impression for D.C. Mommy Blogger
June 4, 2012 1:23 pm ET
Frequently found burning the midnight oil with a mug of coffee, Thien-Kim Lam sneaks in her blogging time after her two young children are in bed. Her multicultural parenting musings, tech addiction, and work at home mom tips can be found at I’m Not the Nanny. She runs virtual book club From Left to Write which gives her an excuse to read more books. Thien-Kim and her blog has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and more.
I waited in the idling Chevy Malibu Eco with my kids while my husband ran back into our apartment for whatever it was that we forgot to pack. “That’s one sexy car,” he comments as he buckles up upon his return.
Sexy, huh? I never thought of the Malibu as sexy, but his comment made me sit up a little straighter. I’m driving a sexy car. My husband wasn’t the only one that noticed how stylish the car was. My neighbors and our playschool teacher were impressed too. My daughter even asked that I drop her off at school each morning instead of taking the school bus!
Looks aside, our family enjoyed our new to us car last week. The Chevy Malibu Eco is sleek and roomy. Even with both a booster and a Britax Marathon car seat installed in the back seat, the kids had plenty of room to kick my seat. There was also plenty of room in between them, so if my sister were visiting, she wouldn’t feel so cramped sitting in between the kids.
It was fun driving in the hybrid as I ran my usual errands. I loved watching the odometer increase while the gas needle barely moved. The SiriusXM radio displayed each song’s title and artist on the screen. No more trying to figure who sang that song. The kids love using the in car phone to chat with my husband. We heard him through the speakers in the car. I could drive hands free and the kids didn’t fight over my smartphone as we yelled at him through the speakerphone.
I wasn’t sure if our sit and stand stroller would fit in the trunk, but it did. I was able to cram in some boxes and cat food with a little room to spare. One afternoon, I had to drive my toddler around so he would nap. Naptime is precious for us parents! I wasn’t sure if he would transfer back into his bed. I picked up some coffee through the Starbucks drive thru and settled in the parking lot with my book. I do this in my car at least once a month, and the Malibu was much more comfortable.
I felt spoiled driving the Malibu for a week. I didn’t want to go back to my older car. While I cleaned the goldfish crumbs from the back seat, my toddler climbed in and said goodbye to each part of the car. I think he might miss his “new ride” more than me.