Yes, I hear you. Our youngest just flew the coop to college. It's time to move into something sexier. I know.
But, think about it. There is nothing sexier than a minivan. Every time we drive it, we'll think of why we needed one in the first place: Because we had kids. And how do you get kids?? Uh-huh.
And think further... look at all that room. Flip down those seats and what do you have? Plenty of space for luggage! Just think of all the romantic trips we'll be able to take.
We can probably get to our destinations faster too. If a big luggy minivan and a red sportscar are both doing five miles over the speed limit - who do you think will get pulled over, hmm? Speeding tickets are not sexy. Arriving early at our weekend getaway is.
Okay, yeah, I know I'm stretching things here. But the truth is, I like the room. I love being able to get in and out without looking like a twit. Without making sounds like "ugchk" when I hoist myself up.
Forgetting sexy and thinking "family" for a moment - When the girls invite friends to join us on a family jaunt - to the zoo, the museum, a play, whatever - with a minivan we don't have to go in two cars. Three girls, three friends, and us. Is that perfect or what?
What have we learned today? Minivans are sexy. Minivans foster family-together-time. Minivans mean more vacations. Minivans don't make me look stupid trying to hoist myself in and out.
What more could a person ask for?
Coming up... the final decision on make/model/etc. We're still working those details out.
What do you think is sexier? White? Gray? Pearly smoke?
And what do you think about heated side-view mirrors? Wow. I think I may swoon...