So today is the day. Today I give up my cool JEEP Commander in exchange for, gulp, a mommy minivan. Phew, there, it’s out in the open. I never thought I’d here myself say that. I know I’ve tried for the longest time to avoid it. Minivans have such a negative stereotype. They’re just so uncool. They’re certainly not the best looking vehicles inside or out. But convenience has spoken.
Although I like my JEEP, I like how it looks and drives and some of the features inside, it really isn’t a practical car. Especially with three small kids who will be in car seats for the next 2 to 6 years. When we visited the Auto-Show, I tried to keep an open mind, but really I was seeing if an automaker had a cool multi-passenger vehicle that would meet my needs. Anything BUT a van. I looked at wagons, SUVs and even pick-up trucks, but I had to admit to myself that only the dreaded minivan was really designed for the kids.
A few weeks have passed since I came to that decision. I think now, the day I am to pick up my new family transporter, I’ve finally come to terms with my decision. I think I might even be looking forward to the van just a little. Maybe it’s a sign that I’m growing up. A sign that I’m not so worried so much about what others around me might think, but instead of what is going to work best for my family. Scary 🙂