Jason and I bought a different car - not a new car - but a car that has a working horn. A car that has windows that roll down. I have cruise control.
For some reason, this amazes some of the ninth graders.
"Mrs.Aakhus I love your new car."
"Woe... Mrs. Aakhus nice car."
"Hey... " They turn to their friends "Did I tell you I got to see the inside of Mrs. Aakhus' car?"
I suppose my rusted-out-crashed-up mini van was not the epitome of cool.