So, I’ve never done a Wordless Wednesday post because, let’s be honest, I’m far from wordless. But this is the closest I’ve come, because I think the pictures tell the story better than words would in this case. Ok, nevermind. It’s not wordless. But it is Wednesday, so there’s that.
A couple months ago, Drive the District from GM generously loaned our family an Acadia Denali to drive for the weekend (a super sassy red one at that!). Thanks to Big’s previously scheduled baseball camp and plans around town that weekend, we didn’t get the chance to road trip, but just driving around town in this beauty made
us the kids feel like celebrities. They absolutely loved it. Why? Well, there was a lot to love…
Before I was done thanking the lovely man who dropped off the Acadia, Pink & Little were busy exploring every inch.
Perk #1: Easy entry for little people.
Perk #2: You could eat off the clean floors and seats. (Ok, my kids already eat off the floors and seats, I just didn’t cringe quite as much in this spotless beauty.)
As a driver, this was the most fascinating feature to me. While I was driving, my speed was right there on the windshield for me to see. No excuses for speeding down the street.
Perk #3: My neighbors liked me a little bit more for a weekend.
What is it about trunks that are so fascinating to little people? I’m guessing in the case of my kids, it was that they thought they were funny hiding from me here. But since none of our shopping bags, dirty picnic blankets, or outgrown sweatshirts were in there for them to put over their heads, the joke was on them. Bam.
Perk #4: Well, I’m afraid it wasn’t the trunk. Like most SUVs of this size class, it was pretty small
considering all of our junk we haul around town.
Let’s face it, anywhere we can blast Radio Disney is a place we cherish. The fact that it had not one, but two sunroofs? Well, let’s just say we felt cooler than Ariana Grande on a Take Over Tuesday.
Perk #4: The amenities make you feel like you’re as awesome as last season’s NBT. (You know, Next Big Thing…)
Perk #5: You can finally give your princess a throne. Or at least a leather captain’s chair.
Did I mention we were driving this lovely vehicle during one of the hottest weekends of the summer? Well, this driver’s butt was appropriately warm and cool. All. Weekend. Long.
Perk #6: Mama doesn’t have to sweat the small stuff. Or the stinky stuff.
Ok, I used to work for a very talented photographer (you know, the one who dashed my dreams of being a hand model who never had to do dishes?) who shot car brochures, so I know my photos don’t do this Acadia justice, but it’s pretty. And I like pretty things.
Perk #7: Mama feels fancier than a toddler in a princess dress.
The kids didn’t complain about going to church. Ok, they didn’t complain about driving to church. But, you guys, that was 10 minutes of no complaining. And why? I can’t help but think it’s because they were admiring God’s beauty through their very own sunroof. Yes, I know I already mentioned this, but two sunroofs.
Perk #8: Smiles. Lots of them. (Oh, and lots of sunroofs.)
Yes, our family had a great experience pretending to be far more stylish than the minivan people we are in real life. They keep asking when we’re getting a new car. And, as all good moms do, I deflect the question by pointing out the raisin that’s been smashed into our
worn down beloved back seat carpet for a week. (Cat fight!)
Do you drive an Acadia? What’s your favorite perk?
Disclosure: I was given the Acadia to drive for the weekend at no cost to me. I was not required to write about the experience. All opinions are my own.