It’s called priorities, people.
My son is infatuated with high-end cars and he recruited my husband to join this slightly-obsessive club. For the last year, hours and hours have passed while my two boys Google, bookmark and obsess over muscle cars. I, on the other hand, couldn’t care less. Somehow, their love affair got narrowed down to Corvettes and they were glued to the latest posts on Craigslist. At least twice a week I would have to endure watching my two boys try to “used car” sell me into buying their latest internet find. I would just roll my eyes and then mumble something about cleaning out the garage.
One night we were all harassing each other when a light bulb came on and I thought, “How badass would it be if I actually bought my boys a Corvette?”
So I consulted with a girlfriend who gave me the green light. Then I called my Daddy, who from this point on will be referred to as my “Not So Little Elf”, a.k.a. NSL Elf. After that, I did what any normal wife would do – I hacked my husband’s phone (hey, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do) to see if I could find their latest infatuation. Fail.Then I called NSL Elf and he called his associates. That’s when we found what I hoped to be “The One”.
NSL Elf jumped into high gear and helped me with the details: He found a mechanic to inspect the car, and set up an appointment for us to check it out. Of course, the only date and time that the car owner, my NSL Elf and I were available to meet just so happened to be the same day that Brandon and I had talked about starting Hospice on. Instead, I convinced my husband that he should stay at work the full day (which should have been a clue) and I could start Hospice the next week. Little did he know what plans NSL Elf and I had.
After exchanging money, I jumped in my truck and followed a black, shiny, convertible Corvette that NSL Elf drove to the DMV. After that, we parked it in his barn, naturally, next to a turn-of-the-century stagecoach. I mean, come on…I am a Paulson after all.
On Christmas Day (with a fair amount of coordination – thank you DiG) NSL Elf drove up and surprised my boys with just what be my favorite gift ever given.
For my sweet boys, may you talk about love, life, and solve all of the world’s problems while under the hood of this beauty. But even more importantly, put the top down, remember me and enjoy the sights of our beautiful Mesilla Valley.