Tuesday, January 01, 2008

The dark side

We have officially gone to the dark side. We bought a minivan yesterday. Sure, it's really roomy inside with seating for 7-8 and room for car seats in the middle row and the third row (the reason that the Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota Highlander were taken off the list). It's also got sliding doors that are great for getting kids in and out and a huge back space behind the third row so I can have the seats up and my stroller et al in the back.

It also turns out the model we got comes with a DVD player, sunroof, leather seats and heated front seats, making it by far the nicest car either of us has ever thought about owning. Still, it IS a minivan. Scary to think that by the end of the month, I will own a house in a suburbs, two kids (a boy and a girl, naturally) and a minivan. Suddenly I'm starting to look like an adult. Yikes.


  1. Anonymous4:04 PM

    My husband says welcome to hell... OK, we did the EXACT same thing (except we are now considering the suburbs AFTER the minivan). It is alright. Big but alright. and oh. you will love changing your daughter in the back vs. the trunk of a car... Makes traveling SO much nicer... freaky, this adult stuff. Love you, Frances

  2. I say embrace it. Go get a really hideous haircut, after asking your stylist to make you look like Meg Ryan. Buy a gigantic handbag and fill it with Cheerios. And start selling Pampered Chef.

  3. Good call, Betsy. I think I might just go ahead and preemptively stick Cherrios and raisins to the butt of my mom-style jeans. Sure, I won't be able to even wear them for another month, but I think it would be worth it to be prepared.

  4. Chris9:05 PM

    Argh! Sure it has a DVD player, sunroof, leather seats and a tuckus warmer. But at the end of the day, no matter how loud you turn up the Led Zeppelin, it's still a minivan. Fortunately, we have outgrown ours.