I will NEVER drive a minivan. Can you hear your 15 year old self, 25 year old self etc say it? Age really has nothing to do with considering a minivan. I think it has more to do with having kids. I think many people, even with a bundle of kids won't consider a minivan simply for the reputation. With a 3 month old and a toddler, I now drive a minivan. I adore this car. Every single detail has been thought out and planned to make life easier for parents. It drives like a luxury vehicle as my husband loves to say. Oh the space! There is so much space for everything including my double stroller! Yet, as we pulled out of the dealership I felt myself having a slight panic attack. I. drive. a minivan. It felt like I had handed over the tiny bit of youth I had been holding onto. As I drove into our neighborhood for the first time in the spanking new minivan inhaling the new car smell, I rolled down the window prepared to wave and honk at a neighbor. Then as I approached, I rolled the window back up. I wasn't ready to reveal my minivan self and let go of the ounce of youth remaining. David Grohl drives a minivan and loves it. That has to give me some cool points, right?
As I pondered my youth, motherhood and being a wife it occurred to me. Driving a minivan might not yet (or lets face it ever) be perceived as cool, but this stage of life is awesome. I finally feel comfortable in my own skin. I am where I'm suppose to be. My "cool" days were spent confused and trying to find myself. By the way I think only old people say "cool" now. Anyways, I've decided to embrace my minivan days. I'm oh so grateful that God blessed me with a minivan life. I wouldn't trade it for anything.