Monday, August 27, 2007

Minivan Envy

I've been eyeing minivans lately, lusting over all that roominess, the huge cargo space, the sliding doors. I bet they have nice cup holders too. Front seats handsome and well-equipped, interior space large enough to change a diaper in, what's not to want? I hear some can do four-wheel drive.

I proclaimed in high school that I would never, never, never drive a minivan. Is my resolve to my pledge beginning to crumble? Am I slowly succumbing to the temptation of its incredible vanness?

May-be. Slowly. SUV's have that big gap between the floor and ground that can be difficult for kids to navigate. Even a stately luxury sedan doesn't seem equipped to handle my needs, with double-stroller, diaper bag, groceries, and two babies in tow.

Still, there is something in me that just won't let go of the hope of a sporty ride in my life. You know, because Corvettes are so practical with toddlers.

But then again, could a minivan be sporty? Could it be like the steamy guy with glasses and a big brain who is totally hot but just doesn't flaunt it?

Maybe. Just maybe.


Marine Wife said...

Never say never!
I was resistant to them also, but embraced them after we rolled our SUV and totalled it with Hubs, me and our 7 week old first-born in it.
I just sold our minivan a few months ago. We had it for over 6 years and I was a little sad to see it go. It was comfortable, roomy and a great place to change the baby or toddler. We had a Grand Caravan which gave us a little more cargo room.
Another plus, it was one of those rare vehicles that my 6'8" hubs could fit in comfortably (okay, as comfortably as a guy that long can in any vehicle!)
The funny part? Now that I think the girls are old enough that we no longer need one, hubs is championing them (and he was the one who objected to the first one for so long!)

Kelly said...

I've been dying to get one. With twin car seats taking up the back seat in our station wagon, we have no room for any other passengers -- or much cargo. I think if you have young twins, a minivan is a must. Of course, we don't have a parking space and must fight for precious street parking, which is the big reason I've been resisting.

Mrs. Chicken said...

love my minivan. Love. It. In an almost unwholesome way.

Lauri said...

Vans are great for twins and car seats, for carpools, driving friends around, and for trips.But boy, do I understand the hesitation. I felt like getting the mini-van was the last nail on the I-once-was-cool-coffin. My husband offered to paint flames or a racing stripe on it. I just glared at him.

Oh, The Joys said...

I am ready to embrace my inner mini van. So ready.