If you remember from a few posts back, I found a car just right for Sebastian at Flow Mini here in town. I went home right away to tell Sebastian about it.
He was so excited he ran straight to his piggy bank and started counting his money. He wanted me to take him over immediately so he could check it out.
Lo and behold I found out there is a lot of paperwork involved in getting a teddy bear his own car, driver’s license and the biggie: insurance. I sorted through all that so all that was left today was to tell his motoring advisor Mike we were heading over to close the deal.
First Sebastian had to sign some papers promising he would be a very good driver
and that he had enough money to pay for the car.
Mike counted Sebastian’s money, marbles, dice and deputy sheriff’s badge.
Then Sebastian employed his big eyed pathetic look and sniffed a bit as Jock advised him earlier so he could keep his badge.
Mike agreed that Sebastian would look cool riding around with his badge so he gave that back to him.
Then, 97¢, three marbles and a pair of dice later, it was time for Sebastian to get the first look at his new car, a bright red convertible Mini. Mike did a terrific job of the unveiling. Lots of suspense for the little guy to be sure.
What a great motoring advisor!
Mike showed Sebastian all the bells and whistles on his new car
and then demonstrated how the seatbelt fastened.
Here’s Sebastian behind the wheel of his car while it was still in the showroom.
Don’t you love the sign they made for him?
And look at the license plate!
Sebastian was eager to take it for a drive so I had to give him a big hug and tell him to be careful out there.
I’m not exactly sure how Sebastian having his own car is going to turn out. He was pretty freewheeling before but now, the world truly is his oyster.
Sebastian and I would like to express our gratitude to Mike and all the great folks over at Flow Mini of Raleigh for all their assistance in getting Sebastian (and me!) our new rides! If you’re ready for a Mini, they can help you out. If they can find a car for Sebastian, you know they can find one for you!
Also a great big hug to Heather for giving Sebastian the idea that he could have his own car. I know our lives will never be the same!