Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The boy who loved his Prius

See this blue Prius?

My son can not only recognize our car, but he can distinguish any Prius. And lately, he has been. One of his new hobbies is obsessing over other people's Priuses. He hasn't said the word "Prius" yet, but he's been trying. Right now, he points and shrieks whenever he sees one, or has to run over and touch it.

Today we parked next to a dark blue Prius (ours is light blue) and he went over to the other Prius and jokingly asked to be let in. He was laughing and everything.

Yeah, Prius snob indeed. Some people say that anyone who owns a Prius becomes a Prius snob. That may yet be true.

Other than that, today has been kind of a drag.


  1. We own a Honda hybrid. Bring on the trash talk. *grin*

  2. I so want a hybrid, but I don't know how well it would work with 2 kids and 3 dogs, one of which weighs over 100 lbs! Would make trips to the vet difficult!

  3. Tonggu Mama - Honda hybrids are awesome! Or so I've heard from my friend, the Honda engineer. (He was very upset when he learned we'd bought a Toyota mere months before Honda released its spiffy new Prius-competitor model.)

    Wendy - you have a point. I certainly wouldn't try to cram that crew into my Prius all at once. On another note, it's interesting how people frequently consider their dogs when choosing a new car. Such a thing was unheard of when I was growing up. Nowadays, I hear it from bunches of people, including my father-in-law. It reminds me how much I appreciate my cats.

  4. Oh yeah, also, the comic book circuit would be much more difficult if we had dogs. But that's another issue entirely.

  5. I normally wouldn't consider my dogs when chosing a car, but if you've read my blog over the past year or so and know how often they go to the vet (one is going today, in fact), you'd see why the dogs choose the car in this family!! I actually have a small sedan, but my husband has the big Traverse to moving 110, 85, and 35 lb. doggies.