Dave and I are total suckers and rented Tolman his VERY OWN PENSKE moving truck for a day.
The story is: Tolman's school had a fundraiser where the grand prize (for selling 25 items or more) was a pizza party in a HUMMER limo. You can imagine Tol's excitement about this whole thing. With a lot of support, from mostly grandparents, Tol earned the GRAND PRIZE! Well, the day of the party came and I sent an ecstatic Tol to his usual afternoon kindergarten only to find out the party happened in the morning that day. Tol was devastated! and so was I. I felt horrible!!
When I asked him what I could do to make it up to him (even though it wasn't entirely my fault- the school should have made the TIME clear), he said he wanted a U Haul. Somehow that turned into a PENSKE. PLUS, he insisted on the 26 footer over the 19 footer, which would have been cheaper, because he wanted an International and not a GMC. Like I said, we're total suckers.
Since Dave was working, I had to pick it up AND drop it off the next day. And I gave a few rides around the neighborhood (with a cab-full of little bodies) in between clients (I was doing hair most of the day). That thing was a BEAST to drive. All I kept thinking was "how in the world did Dave drive one of these things with an attached trailer from Utah to Minnesota?!!" I would rather have walked.
Anyway, that night while Addi was at a pajama party, the boys and I took the truck to Nupa's for dinner! I guess I have some pride issues because it was pretty embarrassing. There was nowhere to park the beast AND we ran into our stake's Sister missionaries. But O-well, Tolman LOVED it and it made for a good story.
I got a lot of phone calls and knocks on the door that day from people who thought we were moving. No one could believe that it was ALL Tol's- that he would actually want that over anything else in the world. I know, I can't believe it either.
Picnic in the Penske!
Tol's Penske was a HIT with the neighborhood kids!
It was a sad moment when we had to say goodbye. Tol has decided that he is going to earn this once a year (after asking if we could do it every month).
Man this kid LOVES cars! and trucks.