Monday, December 15, 2008

DS

Recently I posted on Benjamin's Blog about the new "Handicap" van we are getting this week. It has been a HUGE blessing for us. You can read more about it HERE. Out of all the kids, Stevie is probably the most excited because she LOVES to help come up with a new name for our cars. It's tradition. They must each have a name - significant to that vehicle. We've had SPOT, PEARL, JANE, SARAH and RUBY. (may they all rest in peace)As we were driving to church yesterday, we talked about how we will be driving down this week to pick up our new van and that we need a name for her. Stevie quickly piped up that the new name should be

DOWN SYNDROME

I looked over at my husband and mouthed, "did she just say that?" I was shocked and totally confused. "Why would you choose THAT name?" I asked her. She confidently replied..."because it's a handicap van." She wasn't trying to be funny. She wasn't trying to be politically incorrect. She was just sharing her honest feelings. How do you say NO to that? We compromised and decided on DS.

Tomorrow, DS will join our cute little family.

11 comments:

troutdalites said...

you'll have to tell Stevie that Erik's aunt Kirsten called him "my little DC" when he was a baby...DC=Double Chin :). She would leave little "sparkly" kisses from her lipstick all over his cuteness!

Ashlee said...

That is so funny! :0) It can be a little joke for all of you every time you say the name of the car.

April said...

HOORAY!! Welcome to the family, DS. I hope you know that you will be filled with very precious people...Drive them safely!

Jenn said...

Naming cars is a grand tradition that we have unfortunately forgotten about. Malcolm's first car (the car we took on our first date which was totaled before our wedding via out-of control city plow) was Bubbles.

Schenewarks said...

Great name from the little nurse to be, so thankful you have the van.

shirlgirl said...

Stevie is a deep thinker, that's for sure. How sweet and intuitive she is, Becky.

ChefTom said...

Very creative.

LL said...

Welcome DS....

LOVE the name. Could you ask Stevie to help us pick a name for a dog (when we decide to get one)

;)

Adam and Anya said...

That's a nice ride. Time for a road trip to Arizona!

Erica said...

That name is great! Makes sense...kids are smart!

boltefamily said...

Kids are so sweet! Congrats on the new van!