Mama Has a Minivan!

Yes, it finally happened. I became one of “those moms”. Helloooooo beautiful.

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The truth is, I’ve been pining for a minivan for a while now. Okay, maybe pining isn’t strong enough. Lusting might be a more descriptive and accurate word.

It’s not that I didn’t love my little Corolla. I have loved that thing since I drove it off the lot 10 years ago. However, now we have two toddlers, a double stroller, diaper bag…it just wasn’t very comfortable anymore. It was hard to say goodbye, but it made it a little easier knowing we sold it to an awesome single mom with a little baby who had been praying for an affordable four day car for her family. Love that.

My kids are REALLY happy with the new minivan.

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The Mini Athlete always asks to ride in the “big car” and he gets downright giddy when we use the automatic doors. It’s like magic!

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Little Miss was pretty happy when she found she pit perfectly into the center console. Too bad I had to inform her that wasn’t exactly up to safety regulations…

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In case you’re curious, we ended up with a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan. I love when things fall into place and you just know you have found the right vehicle for you.

I like to call this “my” minivan, but in reality, this is all about the kids. And since my husband is the one that takes them to preschool and picks them up most days, he has informed me that he thinks that he will be driving this pretty new thing most days. Sigh. Can’t really complain about that though…he looks mighty good driving the “man van” as I’m affectionately calling it. :)

Does your family have a minivan, or are you “anti-minivan” like my sister-in-law is? :) 

 

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7 Responses to Mama Has a Minivan!

  1. Mini vans are also great for keeping bikes in them!

  2. We have a Kia Sedona minivan. As soon as my littlest is in a big girl carseat we will be looking at Honda Pilots. I’m kind of tired of the minivan because I’ve had one for about 6 years now but they are super convenient and sliding doors are awesome.

  3. Everyone I know who has one….just loves it! :-)

  4. Yay! New cars are fun. I have to say I don’t think I will ever be able to do a mini can, but I really want a pilot. A 2-door car and a 7 month old is not a fun combination.

  5. Yikes, I’m pretty anti-van. My mom still drives this Nissan from when we were kids and it literally makes no sense that she still drives that big ol thing. I agree, roomy is nice, but I’m gonna have to find a happy medium between roomy and not van.

  6. I’m the anti-mini van train. But I did just upgrade to a chevy traverse and that is a lot roomier than my old cobalt.

  7. Ellen

    So funny! We still have my ’98 corolla & bought a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan when my 2nd child was about to be born. We do road trips 2x a year from Chicago to Austin & at least one major road trip out west for camping fun. Would love if it got better gas mileage, but other than that it works great for us! Have fun with yours! :)

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