Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Aren't you supposed to have kids first, THEN get the minivan?
Well, okay, so I've never been one to hold to convention for too long so I've done it yet again. No babies will be on board this great white beastie for a while yet though. Over the last few years when I would see commercials for minivans I would get so aggravated and say things like, "Why do they put all the cool features and stuff in stupid, dumb, kid-toting, soccer-mom, stupid minivans?!?" Of course, when faced with purchasing a car again for the first time in 10 years it felt like having to go on a first date knowing I had to get married at the end of the day. I finally just had to realize that what I hated about minivans was the stereotype, not the minivan. And hey, what the hell do I care about what other people think (or even what I thought yesterday)? This experience has gotten me saying, "Eh, I'm over it" quite a bit lately. I wouldn't so much say that I'm light on convictions or anything like that. It's simply that I am getting to the age where it's easier for me to see just how ridiculous some of my "stances" can get. So, the bottom line is that I LOVE my new (well, used but new to me :) car and I get to be twinners with Angela.