parent mistake #1: we didn't buy a minivan

Tyson and I agreed from day one of marriage that minivans are out. They are ugly, unattractive, rice rocket, mommy mobiles that can’t go where we need them to go. i.e: rocky dirt roads to awesomeness.  I also told ty that if we bought a  minivan my chest would automatically sag 2 inches. The topic was never mentioned again.

Fast forward 8 ½ years later and my sister comes to help take care of me after baby number 4. Our car was out of commission with the a/c getting fixed so she tossed me the keys and said: “take the van”, and with that my whole world changed. Yes, they are ugly, unattractive, rice rocket, mommy mobiles and can’t go “every”where we need them to go (but we also have a lifted 86’ suburban for that): but!…they are the most amazingly awesome invention for families. ever. Holy lower stress levels batman! I could see all my kids! They could strap themselves in! and close and open doors by themselves! And they had space! And it drove like a sleigh on perfectly softy snow! By the time the week ended and she drove away in her asian, gas hating beauty I was banging my head against the wall crying “why? why? why were we so stupid?” 

so when push comes to shove, and you have to get a bigger car. might i suggest the ugly minivan? they are badical.


me said...

We love our swagger wagon! Toyota Sienna all the way!!!! For all the reasons you listed. Not too mention the gas mileage is awesome!

Tiffany said...

Mini vans really are the BEST...once you get over the embarrassment of driving one! I don't know how people get by having multiple car seats and no mini van!

Melanie said...

Hahahahaha!!! Just wait until Billy reads this bad boy! :) I remember him talking to you about our van (which we had before Danna got hers).

It's never to late to come to the dark side. :)

Audrey said...

Love this! We are totally getting a mini van very soon. I decided I'm way past caring if I look "cool" in my car and at that place where convenience takes precedence.

my name is becky kelly said...

crap i thought i looked hot with my saggy boobs in my minivan!

Katie said...

This made me laugh. Love it.

Whitney Baldwin said...

Driving my mom's dodge minivan in high school cured me of any car vanity I may have ever had.

When we have a bajillion kids it's a minivan all the way. I think they're sexy.

Anonymous said...

Agreed! I dreaded the day my awesomeness would disappear because I was stuck in a minivan but the fact is they are made for families.

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