Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mom-mobile

Yes, its official. I am the proud owner of a brand new MINIVAN! No, I'm serious. Don't laugh. The VW was fun while it lasted but it was becoming an annoyance to lug the carseats in and out of the tight backseat and the trunk did not accomodate my double stroller. Plus, we may have caused a fender-bender or two and felt like it was time to sell it before maintenance became an issue. So, we decided it was time to upgrade and buy a bigger car. I valiantly tried to resist buying a minivan. I despise all of the connotations and stereotypes associated with minivans. However, the truth is that we couldn't find any other vehicle with the space, convenience, value, and fuel efficiency that a minivan offers. I really, really tried to find an SUV that met all of our criteria, but, unfortunatly it doesn't exist. At least not in our price range. So, yesterday we wheeled and dealed with the car salesman until we were finally able to get exactly what we wanted and we drove home a brand-new Honda Odyssey. I'm probably the youngest minivan owner on earth--I think I aged 15 years when I put my signature on the sales contract. So what if I'm a minivan-driving, soccer mom? At least I'm doing it in comfort and style with my plush leather seats and DVD system instead of squeezing into a little compact, right? I swear that van is like one of those transformer toys--there are a million buttons you can push that make the seats fold up, the doors slide open, etc. There are so many cupholders and storage compartments that I can't even find them all. Laugh if you must--my minivan is cool.

8 comments:

Creel Fam said...

No, no, no. I am the youngest van owner. We are on our second van and I am only 26. I got my first van by age 20. Once you buy a van you will never go back to a car. Trust me I am trying.

austin and cherisse said...

austin will be so jealous!

Keli'i and Megan said...

Yes, just embrace the minivan! I want one soo bad! Right now we have a tiny car, and I'm thinking, "How in the world can I fit three carseats in this car!" Sad to say and suffice it to say, "I'm jealous of your minivan." Don't think I'd ever say those words, but times have definitely changed!

The Hands said...

Welcome to the DARKSIDE

April said...

Congrats, and welcome to the minivan world! I had to laugh when I read this post because we experienced the same thing -- there just isn't an SUV out there that makes as much sense as a minivan! And I guess it's a good thing we're not too proud to accept that, eh? :-) But don't worry, minivans don't age you, they make you younger because you have less stress about gas mileage, denting other people's cars (due to the wonderful sliding doors of minivans), and of course the overall price of the vehicle itself! LOL. Great job, Minivan Mom!

Bobbi said...

Welcome to the club little sister!

Kelli Radmall said...

I drove our family minivan for a while in high school. How's that for cool? It was a gray ford winstar with a red little stripe. I actually loved it. It was great for hauling friends around and the sliding door is tres convenient. I'm sure someday soon I will go back to a minivan. No worries, you are still hip.

Lauralee said...

wow.. sounds like a great van! welcome to the club! :) it's not all that bad!