Ford's CEO revealed their new SUV on the Today Show this morning. Better fuel efficiency, better safety..... my mind drifted to thoughts of my own family in this new SUV till the gave me the side view again. Doors. Basic doors. Basic manual doors that my be user open and operated.
I imagined my younger kids, a 3 and 6 year old screaming at each other as they struggled to close the cars' back door as I waited to back out of the driveway.
My current minivan's automatic doors that open and close with the single push of a button are my sanity, my lifestyle. I can open the doors from 50 feet as my kids run ahead of me to the car. I can open the doors from afar if the car has been sitting in the sun and will be too hot and the car needs to air out for a few minutes before we climb in. With an arm full of groceries, kid crap or a sleeping child, no need to struggle to open a door, I just push that single easy button and the door slides open.
Nope. I'm not switching. I can't. With all the uncontrollable craziness in life, I'm grateful for a simple easy sanity-saving gizmo on my current van.