Thursday, July 17, 2008

Me and My Mini

The day has finally arrived. I've been looking forward to this for three years! I have finally acquired my very own minivan -- a 2007 Maroon Chrysler Town & Country. Here's a picture of a similar one (not actually mine). I love it! It is great. It's loaded up with DVD player and all other accessories a mother-of-three desires. I can't tell you how much I enjoy driving a minivan now that I'm truly a mom with a growing family. The kids can climb right in. There's plenty of room for everything. I don't have to contort myself or my children to get into the car. The doors slide open at the touch of a button! It is absolutely perfect and I owe it all to my generous husband who humbly agreed to purchase the minivan without complaint! I don't think most husbands would be willing to subject themselves to a minivan without question. Chuck hasn't even been in the car yet, since I just drove it off the lot this afternoon at 1 p.m. Hopefully, he'll still be as supportive after he rides in it and drives it.
To all of you who are balking at the thought of purchasing a minivan, I challenge you to be pregnant with your third child and dealing with a four-year old and a two-year old, and then try to go squeeze everyone into another car or SUV for that matter. The kids have to practically scale the side of our Expedition like it is a mountain to get into their seats. In my Mercedes, I had to fold the kids in half, then slide them into the car over the seat, then unfold them and drop them into the car seat. In SUVs you have a console that blocks your way to the back of the car so you have to twist and practically unbuckle yourself every time the kids want something. With the mini, I can just reach back and pick up the dropped toy or book. I can simply glance over my shoulder and see where it has dropped without having to reach over a console or around another seat. It is great!


Joan said...

It is just like the Minivan I got in Dallas!! I did love it when the kids were little, those sliding doors were fantastic. YOu must be more flexible than I am to be able to reach around and pick up stuff off the floor to hand back to your babies! Congrats!! Joanie

lisawitt said...

Congrats! I think I remember you talking about getting one at the beach! :)

roxy said... are have me changing my mind on mini vans!! what i have seen lately that i like about mvs is the doors that slide open so you dont have to turn the babies upside down to fit them in because the jerk in the spot next to you parked too close. I might have to reconsider if I have a #3...for now i am still in love with my aspen :).