The time has come to say goodbye. You've been with us since Nate and Rosa were first married and the first 5 years were amazing. You were very reliable and just right for our family. Whenever we needed you, there you were. However, the past 2 years... well... things have gotten weird. We aren't sure why because we've given you everything you could want, but since our daughters were born you've changed. You aren't the same car we got when we were married. You aren't reliable, you've cost us a lot of money in repairs, and you go through various parts as if they grew on trees. Various Parts! We aren't made of stone, and we can only handle so much before we have to make a change.
We really thought we could hang onto you a little while longer as we casually looked around for a mini van, but after this mornings incident we have decided we have to be a little more drastic. We don't know if it is some type of initiation for our kids that you've decided to do or what, but the first time you stranded us with Sanaa in the middle of Sherman, TX was enough. Stranding Layla and Rosa this morning on the Tollway was the last straw. Thankfully Nate's mom was only 10-15 minutes behind her, but we were quite irritated with you since Rosa needed to be at church early to practice with the flute ensemble since they were playing during the first church service.
It almost seems as though you would prefer to spend your time with your favorite mechanic and not us. Tomorrow we'll find out from the mechanic what exactly you did. We suspect it is something with the radiator hose since you insisted on leaking green fluid all over the shoulder of the Tollway. We're not even sure whether we'll bring you home or not now. It all depends on the diagnosis the mechanic gives us and how much it'll cost. We... don't want this to be awkward, but... we have already begun to look for your replacement. If the repair costs aren't too expensive we'll bring you home for a short while. But your time with us is over. We wish we could say we have had a great time with you and we did for the first 5 years. Seriously, we did. But these last two years, we just feel like you've grown apart from us. We are different people now. Don't worry, we'll find you a good home, but it is time for us all to move on and say goodbye.
The Pond Family
P.S. (From Nate in particular) Make sure you take your failed master cylinders and battery with you! They clutter up the garage. I'm changing the locks in the morning. You'll find your things on the curb.