This post was sponsored by mifold grab and go booster.
Trust me, I get it. When you see a minivan, you make some assumptions about the person who’s driving it.
You think you know the woman behind the wheel: She wears mom jeans, carts her kids back and forth to activities and is a regular in the fast food line.
But you really don’t know me.
I used to say, “When I have kids, I’m NEVER driving a minivan. I’ll be the cool mom driving an SUV.”
Where did that idea come from??
Why did I think that driving a minivan would make me a less interesting person???
With baby #1, I drove a Toyota Camry. I thought I was still maintaining some mom dignity.
With baby #2, I still drove a Camry. Road trips meant we were packed a little tighter. When I say tighter, I mean I prayed while packing things around the baby. I prayed that If i had to slam on the breaks, it didn’t mean something didn’t fall on teh baby.
We knew it was time to upgrade to something bigger. A van.
As I approached the dealership, I expected to hate it. But instead, I loved the bigger version of my car.
And now, I have a love affair with my van and I really don’t care if you judge me because of it.
Need I say more?? Where were the automatic doors all my life?? When I’ve got arms full of children, diaper bags, groceries, snacks, and everything but the kitchen sink, the touch of a button makes my life easy for 2.5 seconds.
When I’ve got arms full of children, diaper bags, groceries, snacks, and everything but the kitchen sink, the touch of a button makes my life easy for 2.5 seconds.
Trunk & Everything Space
Right now, I have two kids. When it’s just the 3 of us, I let the back seats down and my trunk is twice the size of yours. If I need to hide birthday presents, I don’t even have to bring them in the house.
When I had a car, my kids felt cramped whenever we traveled or took a shopping trip. When you have two kids in car seats, it can take up alot of room.
Now that my oldest is ready for a booster seat, I was excited to discover the mifold grab and go booster.
It’s 10x smaller than a regular booster and just as safe. It took 2 minutes to put in, and takes up minimal space.
The best part about this booster seat is that when we aren’t riding in our van, we can take it on vacation, for carpooling or even visiting relatives that don’t have carseats. It’s the perfect seat for kids 4 and up.
If we’re going on a road trip (and by road trip, this could be 15 minutes down the road), I shamelessly pop in a movie. Sometimes those said movies turn into nap time. Nap time equals peace while I drive. And
And silence when you drive is golden, especially if you want to listen to music that isn’t a nursery rhyme.
Cupholders are everywhere! When you have kids, everyone has their own cup. And on occasion, you forget your water bottle (or two)
I Can Still Dance
Oh yes that’s probably me body rolling, winking & belting out lyrics beside you at the stop light and at the drive through. Just because I’m a mom with kids, doesn’t mean that I don’t love pretending I’m on stage somewhere when my favorite song comes on any of my saved Pandora stations.
Moms, have you made the switch to driving a minivan? Do you love it or hate it?