why I love my minivan (and why non-moms should too)

We are the new owners of a minivan! Yes yes we are very excited.

The day Matt brought home our new minivan I was afternooning with a friend from high school and her new(ish) baby. When I told her of our recent acquisition she laughed and said "weren't you always the one saying you would NEVER own a minivan?" Well my dear red-headed friend I suppose I am eating my teenager words aren't I? Also: never say never. 

Here's the thing. I love my minivan. And not a single reason pertains to my children. I shall elaborate. 

1: Doors that open and shut with the push of a button. How inconvenient a door handle is amiright? Simply push a button on my key fob and open sesame. Even the trunk. Hands free living at it's finest. Or laziness. Take your pick. 

2. Cup holders beyond cup holders. I could have no less than SIX fountain sodas at my disposal! Six! Right by my driver's seat. Think of all the wonders I could hold up there to quench various thirsts. 

3. Space! Storage! There is storage IN THE FLOOR! My mind reels with all the things I could put in there. CDs. A kite. Dead bodies. Hell even one of these because let's face it I'll need it after all those aforementioned beverages. 

4. At night it becomes a space ship. I'm talking an awesome shade of aqua fiber optic lighting down the center ceiling panel. Star commander. Permission to come aboard. 

5. I can fit six of my favorite people in the vehicle besides myself. Imagine the possibilities for those fun road trips. 

6. Enormous windows. I can see all. I have zero blind spots. And. They. Roll. Down. 

7. Air conditioning. This may not seem like a reason to purchase a minivan but in our case it was a definite deciding factor, as our Jeep was lacking in the climate control department. For four summers. A fifth summer I was going to make it not. 

And there you have it. Why every last one of you should own a minivan. The fact that I have children matters not. 



  1. hahaha, too funny. I hate driving large vehicles, but the space!! for all the fun things!! It isn't the most spacious packing ourselves, Aria, and the two dogs into our car. Plus, AC...heck yes.

  2. You've got me sold! Love this post. Funny funny :) Also, why have I never heard of a bumper dumper?! Must get one pronto.

  3. You may have just got me sold. Hmmm are you working on commission :p

  4. haha this post cracks me up. i'll still never buy one. i'll just ride in yours. deal? :)

    ps this is exactly why my dad bought one when i was 17 and my brother was 13. EVEN THOUGH WE DIDNT NEED ONE. "the space, kerri! i can put all my stuff in it!" "whatever dad"

  5. This made me laugh! I was maybe still am that person saying, no way to the minivan. I told my husband from day one, I will not be a twenty something rockin a minivan. But if/when baby number four comes I think we will have no choice! Ahhhh! LOL

  6. Too funny. We have a Dodge Journey which is my opinion is a minivan without sliding doors. lol We love all the space, storage and people room even though we are kidless. So you might be right about this one. :)


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