Monday, December 8, 2008

Journey to "The Dark Side"

I will be the first to admit that I have always harbored this secret "distaste" for mini-vans and those who drive them. I have been known to comment that getting behind the wheel of a mini-van must somehow alter your ability to function/drive. Lets face it, who hasnt gotten a little crazy when they are trying to pass in the left lane on a 2 lane highway (yep, thatd make the left lane the PASSING lane) only to get behind some mini-van driver who thinks the left lane is the "coasting along beside the car in the right lane" lane. All of this previous negativity recently came back to bite me in the behind. I have been driving around in what I lovingly refer to as the Geri-mobile since my grandma passed away 2 years ago. We have been nice and cozy with all 3 kids lined up in a row in the backseat. Getting them all in and out has been interesting to say the least. When Mikes old jallopy drew its final breath a few weeks ago we were presented with a great deal. Yep, you guessed it......a mini van. And I have to say that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!! I love the heated leather seats. I love the automatic doors. I love the fantastic stereo system. I especially love that I dont have to fling Noah into his seat in the middle of the vehicle anymore. I love this vehicle so much that I dont even mind that I have gone over to the dark side! I can handle it when my friends and family call to tell me to be very careful on the that I'm a mini-van driver.


SisterMom said...

Wow! You and Chris both have succumbed to the "dark side"!!! Am I next???
Are you guys coming to Dallas in June???? Please say yes!

Rebecca of "China, Baby!" said...

YEAH! Welcome to the dark side, girlfriend. :) I love my minivan too... as much as I resisted it when we first had kids... I could NOT live without one now!!!!

I'm excited to see the new wheels!


Hauswife said...

HAHA! That is too funny! Just don't try to lure me to the dark side. ;)

Rebecca said...

Ha!! Snicker! Snort!! Wasn't there some smart aleck comment made when I got.....I still have a hard time saying this.....a Minivan!?!?
The secret is....I love, love, love mine too!
Next time I'm out, I'm buying you one of those soccer ball stickers for your back window!!! Then, everyone can move over when they see you coming!!!

Peculiar Smith Family said...

Yes, I too crossed to the dark side just before we traveled to bring home our two girls, making it a total of three in car seats! Everyone laughed, but MAN it just makes life so much easier. Can't imagine reaching and climbing and flinging one kid to the middle to do car seats when I can just have everyone walk in the van, close that automatic door, and then walk around to buckle each seat and hop in the driver's seat. I'm a convert!

SisterMom said...

Happy metcha day!!!!!

Alyson and Ford said...

I am feeling the same you "used" to feel about mini-van's: don't want anything to do with them! Maybe I will eat my words someday too.... Glad you're enjoying your m-van... sounds really posh!

Alyzabeth's Mommy