Words I thought I would never utter...I DRIVE A MINIVAN!!!
Yes, we did it! We recently bought a minivan, a Honda Odyssey. With careful thought and consideration I might add! :-) With Jacob moving up to the booster seat, he was going to have to move back to the third row in the Pilot. It became complicated...a hassle to get him in and out through the back, less room for strollers, groceries etc. Quite frankly, we were quickly running out of room. We seem to be in the car a lot going from here to there and we really wanted something more comfortable to get around in. So after months of weighing our options and convincing ourselves that the minivan was the most practical choice for our family, we purchased the ultimate mommy/family mobile!
Now, let me just add that this car has everything a mommy could ever need in a car, and then some! I could list many cool features it has but I don't want to bore you! :-) They really have thought of it all. Jacob insisted he sit in the back row and Luke was almost in tears when he thought I wasn't going to move his seat back too. It works out great and they love having their own space.
And thankfully Sarah is just along for the ride!
Although Jim refers to our new car as "The Submarine" because of it's size and length, he has admitted that "it really is a nice ride and honestly it doesn't feel like you are driving a minivan!" :-)
Although Jacob cried when we had to leave the Pilot at the dealership, (he is SOOO my child) he loves our new car. When I ask him why, he responds, "Because it's SO clean!" And my response, "And we are going to keep it this way, aren't we?!?!?" :-) I can only wish!