I'm a Mini-Van Mom

I drive a mini van and I'm proud of it, thank you very much! I would be lost without my roomy interior, three rows of spacious seating, large storage area in the hatch, and the ability to walk around inside the vehicle and take care of kids as needed. (Not while I'm driving, of course.)

But I've been aware that men do not hold the same sentiment toward this sweet ride that women do. It somehow strips them of their manhood to even purchase one, let alone drive one. Someone might mistake them for (gasp!) a family man. But my dear husband was able to set aside his pride and purchased one for me many kids ago. I'm in love. With my van AND my husband.

But I was reminded today of what men really think. We were waiting for our van to be pulled up from parking at the hospital today. When it fiiinnnnnaaaallllly arrived my hubbs told the attendant that I had the parking claim ticket and was coming in just a second. The attendant laughed and said "I'm sure it's yours, buddy. Nobody steals a mini-van!"

Ouch.

3 comments:

mum2brady said...

I'm with you! I love my mini-van - even as old and well-loved as it is :)

Most of my neighborhood drives nice, fancy (gas guzzling if you want my opinion) SUVs - but not us - we're mini van people :) Well - I am, anyway LOL not my hubby ;)

You go girl - us mini van moms have to stick together :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comment :)

Cozy said...

I am a mini van mom and a mini van grandma. I have owned 2. I sold the first at 95000 miles and my current one has 190000 miles on it. I have been driving one since 1988 and love them. We have no kids around now and are still considering that we will replace the current one with another.

One other plus to the uncool van is that it keeps teenaged drivers humble.

The Rocking Pony said...

Ooooh, good idea. We've got some up and coming drivers in a few years and the mom-mobile would be quite the asset. Although we also own a 1992 Chevy Cavalier with well over 200,000 miles on it. We've been telling the kids that it's all theirs when they turn 16. They are completely and utterly mortified.