But I will be perfectly honest with you, I have not always felt this way. There was a time in my life where I would have rather died than drive a minivan. Just shoot me and bury me in a pair of moms jeans (or better yet some pajama jeans) because a minivan was soooo not me.
I thought I was fly mama with my sporty, Audi A4 (fully loaded, whipping around town with my kids in the back seat.) But my life changed so quickly. And, I went from having 2 kids to 3 kids and then to 4 kids over night. Well that’s virtually impossible, but it seems like it went that way. Then I saw my life (fly-ness) flash before my eyes, when I realized that buying a minivan was one of the best and most economical options for the family. (My husband had a SUV and the gas prices were off the charts. So we took that option off of the table completely.)
And even after we purchased it, I was ashamed to admit I owned one. If Lamar and I had a nice event to attend, or if we were invited somewhere where people would actually see us driving up and parking, then you’d better believe we were not taking the van!!
When it comes to minivans, why is it that people think that it is OK to insult you about your choice of transportation? People have no problems saying to your face: “ Oh no not me. I will never be caught dead driving a minivan…I hate them!”
So how rude is that? Imagine me saying: “ Is that your –insert name of your car here–? Well I would never be caught dead driving that car. No siree!! Not in this lifetime.”
Those are things that you think. But you don’t say them out loud to the person you are talking to. Unless of course, they are driving a minivan. Then, it’s no holds barred. I mean, you have given up on life…so people think they can say anything to you and get away with it. Right?? Wrong!!
Nowadays, I am a minivan advocate! And when someone has a snarky comment about my minivan, I am the first to speak up. And here’s why:
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