Last week I took along my bff (for moral support) and sucked it up and test drove mini vans (puke). I have come to the conclusion that being practical and organized is WAY more important than being cool when your a mom (gawd I hate admitting that). After some internet research I narrowed it down to the 2011 Nissan Quest vs the Honday Odyssey.
So, it is official, I will soon be the owner (I hesitate to say proud owner) of a big ole mini van. Just typing that makes my heart drop. But, this is a sacrifice that I am making for my family. 🙂 I know it will be SOOOOO convenient with 3 kids under the age of 4. And it will be temporary, right?
I hate that the price tag on a mini van is going to cost me more than my Mercedes. Seems a little backward. I would at least like to feel like I am getting a deal, but the truth is, a brand new loaded mini van…does not come cheap.
I looked in to buying a huge SUV, but an SUV with a third row has absolutely no storage space if you were going to travel. Like I am pretty sure I couldn’t even fit my double stroller in the trunk.
I am also a little confused on why I am currently having to stalk the car salesman so that he will help me? The Nissan dealership must not be hurting for business. Or is it that they don’t take mini van buyers serious? I am pretty sure that it is usually the other way around….car salesmen usually stalk the customer, right? Apparently, not this car guy. Or maybe this is a sign that it’s not meant to be. I have literally been to the dealership twice and called him 3 times AND he STILL won’t get me an answer on price?
Or maybe he didn’t take me serious because I wasn’t OVERLY excited about having to buy one. Perhaps he thought this was all a joke. Oh how I wish it was. But, the choices come down to:
1. Putting baby #3 up for adoption
2. Purchasing a mini van
I think you know why I chose the mini.
So…to all you mini van driving moms out there…I’m about to join your club. A club I never thought I would be granted ownership in.
And to all my neighbors and friends…I would appreciate if you would hold the laughing when you see me in the driver’s seat of my new Nissan Quest. This too shall pass.
Enjoy the moments that Nina captured as I overcame my coolness and became a believer in mini vans.