April 21, 2014 at 10:20 pm , by Nick Shell
3 years, 5 months.
Because I also write reviews for cars on the side with my personal blog, that means sometimes for months at a time, we get a brand-new vehicle each week to test-drive as a family.
With that being said, this past week we have been ridin’ dirty in a 2014 Toyota Tacoma.
This truck is the first vehicle you’ve ever been in where you can reach the power window buttons.
To a 3 year-old boy, that’s a really big deal!
For weeks prior, on the drive to school, I have been hearing you grunt and strain for several minutes, then proclaim:
“Daddy… I can’t… reach… the button. I can’t reach it, Daddy.”
But finally, this past week in the truck, I heard you announce, “Hey Daddy! I can reach it!”
Immediately, the power window started coming down.
For the past several days now, we’ve had to drive to and from school with your window down. You love to feel the air move through your fingers. It’s like the coolest thing ever to you.
This morning it was pretty chilly, so I turned the heat on full blast in order to counter the cold air coming in from your window.
You then saw my window go down as well, which prompted an amazed response:
“Hey Daddy! Your window moves by itself?!”
I realized you didn’t see that I had pressed the button, so I decided to have some fun with you.
“Jack, do want the window beside you to go down? You have to tell it to.”
You hesitated, only for a moment. You turned to the driver’s side back passenger window and spoke with authority:
“Window, go down!”
And it did.
“Hey Daddy, I made it go down! It listened!”
A few minutes later, the two remaining windows were down, thanks to your voice-activation.
Yeah, so I have a feeling from now on, with each different car we ride in, I’m going to be hearing you “voice-activate” the power windows.
It’s too much fun to let you know it’s really just me controlling them all from the driver’s seat.