Monday, May 24, 2010

To Van, or Not To Van

I'd be lying if I told you that Ryan and I haven't had many conversations lately about mini-vans. It's a reality that we're staring in the face as I talk about wanting to have a whole pile of kids and as we watch the odometers on our current vehicles far exceeding the 100,000 mile mark. We both grew up in families that owned mini-vans. My mom drove a red Astro (lovingly nick-named "the brick") for decades... literally decades.


Our friends that drive mini-vans love them so much. They go nuts about their mini-vans. Their kids even seem to love their mini-vans. They say things like, "how did we ever manage before owning this awesome mini-van?"

What do you think? To van, or not to van?

6 comments:

Mark Beeson said...

This is fantastic!
All I can think about is how great "The Brick" was for you kids when you were growing up.

Chris Cox said...

Get a Subaru station wagon. Sexy and functional!!

jenn collins said...

i love that swagger wagon video. hilarious. i always said i would never drive a van but now i'm really wanting one. so funny how your outlook changes when you have kids! we probably won't be able to get one for a while but maybe eventually!

Katie said...

PLEASE. PLEASE. PLEASE. tell me when you get a van that you and ryan will make a remake of this video. OH. MY. GOSH. it could be amazing.

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love my mini van and my only child at home is now 15. I even traded in my convertible for a mini van and don't even want to go back.

Kimberly said...

You DEFINITELY should get a mini-van. We've had ours for a year and we don't even have a kid yet! I absolutely love it! They're super-functional, quite economical, and VERY convenient. Seriously, I love it!