Sunday, February 13, 2011

Why I love my minivan...

After we found out we were expecting New Baby, Cole and I started searching for a minivan. We knew we needed it, and we were actually excited about it. I know some parents do anything they can to avoid it, but, seriously, just do it. Minivans are amazing for so many reasons:
  • I can open the sliding doors with my remote.
  • I can close the sliding doors with my remote. I love not having to fight to close the door after getting a baby in a car seat out.
  • I don't have to worry about hitting cars parked near me with my door while trying to pry my children out of the car.
  • There is tons and tons of room in the back for all of the crazy paraphernalia two tiny people require.
  • I can easily get my double stroller in and out of the car.
  • I am hopeful that all three of my children in car seats will fit across the middle row leaving plenty of room for all that stuff. (I know I talk about "stuff" a lot, but babies really do come with a lot of it.)
  • Have I mentioned the sliding doors?????
So, get over yourself. Yes, a minivan will make you look like a mom.

But guess what...you ARE a mom. Embrace it. Get a van.

7 comments:

Emily Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

great advice. glad you are embrancing motherhood to the fullest. :) i've enjoyed catching up on all the recent posts! keep them coming!

Holly Ann Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Gosh, I wish we could afford a true minivan! Right now we have a Chrysler Pacifica, which gets the job done, but is sometimes a pain to work with when you've got toddler twins, a 1-year-old, and boat load of groceries!

Love this blog! Your newest follower,
Holly

Lindsay {DesignerWife} Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your blog is too cute!! I love it!

As far as the minivan, I'm one of those who says that when we have kids (hopefully SOON!) I'll stick with my SUV. However... the sliding doors are tempting... especially when you throw the *remote* sliding doors in to the mix. Hmmm. :)

Linds

alicia/brandon Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I LOVE my miniman! honestly never thought I would own a minivan but I also never thought I would have three kids under three either ;)
We have a honda odyssey and although ours does not fit three carseats (britax) across the middle row the new 2011 DOES!! They are four inches wider and the three seats adjust independently so 3 fit easily! very cool!! Our twins are 3 and ride in the back and our one year old rides in the middle. I know so many moms who are so against the minivan and I don't know why. I will probably be driving one for the next twenty years! lol!! The storage and ease is just hard to beat ;)
Congrats on your third baby! WOW!!! three under 1!!! You are in for some fun ;)
Wishing all the best to you and your growing family!!
(found your blog via multiples and more)

ninabadzin.com Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this! I totally have a love/hate relationship with my mini-van. But yes, the sliding doors are a joy. ;)

Jill Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

We've had our Odyssey for 7.5 years. Love it!

Visiting from SITS 31DBBB. Your blog is making want to redo mine to a more elegant look instead of a "cute" look.

Mrs. Jones Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this! I've always sworn never to have a minivan, but Mr. Jones thinks I will want one one day......