Volt – Dad Approved, Baby Approved
Bringing our little one home from the hospital was the best feeling ever.
-Running countless errands around the city to find everything we need.
-Hunny can you drive across the city to pick up this swing from kijiji after work?
-6 courses of prenatal class
-Drive out to our baby shower
-Hunny can you pick up the babygates from kijiji I found a good deal!
-Countless midwife appointments
-Hunny can you pickup this baby carrier I found online after work?
-Hunny can you drive to Messena, NY to pickup the baby mattress I ordered?
-Stops at the bank
-Hunny can you pickup a box of frozen chicken fingers and a jar of pickles?
Having a baby can cost a lot of money, especially and clearly, gas money.
But, thankfully, we have a Chevrolet Volt.
It’s amazing that I was able to do most of these trips, gas free. Even though we live a good 35 kilometers outside of the city. Because I can plug in at work, for free, using a regular, existing 120V outlet, I leave work with a full charge which allowed me to run many errands around the city and get back home, gas free or very little used, saving me time and money.
Now that our little one is here, it’s baby stuff classes, appointments, visits to the grandparents and fun family trips.
It’s also driving around in circles at 4:15 in the morning to put baby to sleep and give mom a few hours undisturbed dream time! I’ve done that a few times and I think I’m not done!
I’m very thankful that we have a beautiful little baby boy who is full of smiles and laughter, but I’m also very thankful my car can run on inexpensive electricity that is produced here in Ontario and I can simply plug in at home. A car that also produces less harmful emissions than gasoline, doing what I can for my little guys lungs, mine and yours. A car I can count on to take me the distance, just in case. And more importantly, a car that is safe.
So far the Volt handled one baby beautifully, we’ll see if it can handle a second, I think it can.
P.S. no mom and dad we are not pregnant.