Monday, February 24, 2014

Ridin' Dirty

For those of you who follow me on IG and Facebook, the fact that I was rockin' a minivan a few weeks ago isn't brand new information.

My four-wheel drive on my Jeep just up and stopped working. Like so much so that after we got a dusting of snow, I was skidding all over the road. Not good.

Since it was more than a one hour job at the service center, I had to get a rental. Enter minivan.

I was so embarrassed. Sorry to any mamas who have one - there is no shame in your game - it's just not me.

It was between the mini or a Dodge Ram truck, though. What's a girl to do?

I got into my mini and took off for home. I couldn't wait to show Nick.

Seriously I'm driving a minivan.

But then, as I was moving items from my Jeep to the mini, I found myself loving up on some of the features of that bad boy.

Like the fact that I could push a button on the key fob and the doors would open...and shut. I didn't even have to pull on the handle. They just opened. Like that. Wow. That's pretty handy.

And the cup holders? There were six - SIX - in the front console alone. Can you say best roadtripping vehicle eva? Holla.

As I was driving, I looked back and noticed that it had not only one, but two drop down screens. I knew Cruz would go bat shit cray cray when he saw that.

I turned on the radio and it had Sirius. I miss Sirius. We canceled my subscription a while back and this mini was making me miss it.

This thing isn't so bad, I started thinking. Maybe I could be a minivan driver. Maybe this is me. Why have I been such a hater this entire time?

And then I got on the interstate and tried to speed up. Key word: tried. It took like 10 seconds to get to 60mph.

And then I passed a beautiful Mercedes SUV and immediately thought of my new ride. Eh I'm driving a minivan.

At home, I got out and took a look at my mini...nah. I definitely couldn't do it.

The thought that maybe - just maybe - a minivan could be parked in my garage one day, quickly left my mind virtually as soon as it entered.

And I was left to dreaming about the day I would get my Jeep back.

And that my friend is the story about the time I drove a minivan.


  1. I have always sworn up and down I will never own a minivan. I just am not that gal. Can't do it! I bet you rocked it though and made it look hot :) I despise them so much that I totally would have picked the Dodge Ram!

  2. You've listed all the reasons why I WANT a minivan. But I also understand why NOT having one would be key. Especially that speeding thing. I have a need. For speed.

  3. This is too funny!! My sister had a minivan for just a little longer than you - but alas not her thing as well...and I don't think it will be mine!! I'm sure you looked gorgeous in it though!!

  4. I remember when I was younger it was so popular for moms to drive mini vans, but they have definitely lost their popularity. I could never see myself driving one either. I would have chosen the truck!

  5. You sound just like me! I will be the mama driving the SUV, not the minivan. I just can't do it! The features are great, but that's about it.

  6. Haha...I'm the same way! No minivan for this girl- I just can't.

  7. almost had me at the 6 cup holders b/c i have at least three different bevs at any given moment. but the 0 to 60 in 10 secs, noooo thanksssss. v6 forever and always! oh but hey... how about the new minivan on tv with a built in VACUUM!? now THAT would be something!!!! :)

  8. At least you could see the positives in the mini van even it it wasn't for you. I'm definitely an SUV girl myself so I completely understand your slight embarrassment to be seen in it, but at least you gave it a try!

  9. At least you tried! hahaha I love my GMC Terrain! It's like a petite SUV ;)

  10. Too funny! I just could never do a van either. My SIL said the same thing and now she has one and says she loves it because it's so easy and convenient, but I just don't think I could ever do it. I'm a Jeep gal myself :) Although I'm not looking forward to two carseats in the back, hello no extra space!

  11. Bahahahhaaha my sister has 3 kiddos and she called me one day to have a serious talk...she wanted to tell me about the fact she was thinking about getting a minivan. As we were talking her husband was sending me SOS texts and emails asking me to "talk her off the ledge"....I finally convinced her to get an SUV with a third was a close one for sure ;-)

  12. Oh my gosh! I love this. I also love that you call it a mini. I, too, have a Jeep and if I had to give it up for a minivan... I would not be happy. Sorry minivan mamas! Like you said, I am just not a van person! Hope you get your Jeep back soon!


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