I spent a lot of time thinking about my future when I was growing up. It always included a husband, kids, a house and definitely NOT a minivan.
There was no way someone as cool and stylish as me would ever drive such a thing. I figured anyone who willingly drove a minivan had just given up. Even after having my first child I was convinced that a minivan would never be in the cards for me. Isn’t it funny how quickly things can change?
Baby number two came around and I was quickly thrust into the #twoundertwo club. My super cute Honda Civic (the first car I bought myself) was no longer the dream machine and was now overtaken with car seats, snacks, and extra diapers. Costco trips are literal nightmares and a road trip is more like a test in claustrophobia.
“I think it’s time to consider getting a minivan.” I couldn’t even believe the words coming out of my mouth. My husband was not impressed. He scoffed at the idea of our kids in a minivan and insisted that an SUV would be our next family car. His reaction was expected, but I was totally ready to change his mind.
I talked about the sliding doors, and how we could avoid door dings while also making it easier to get the kids in car seats. We read pages and pages of reviews and looked at all the mommy blogs we could find. If I was really going to become a minivan mom, I needed to be sure about it. We asked everyone who had a minivan if they would recommend it, and the answer was a resounding ‘yes.’ The more we researched, the more we were getting excited about the idea of a minivan. It felt like something that wouldn’t only be practical, but would make our lives exponentially easier.
The tide was turning, but the break through happened after a last minute road trip forced us to rent one. It was heaven. We could open doors with the gentle press of a button and everyone had enough foot room. The double stroller fit comfortably in the trunk, even with all our suitcases. I spent the rest of the week swooning over every little detail.
I was sold and totally ready to be a minivan mom. Life truly has a way of getting to you!
Are you a minivan mom? If so, which one do you drive? If not, what is your mom car of choice?