When you get a driver’s license, it’s a mark of independence. At some point in your life, however, you realize that driving is not an independent sport. Sometimes, you need more than a two-seater to accomplish what life throws at you.
Last week, Kate D sang the accolades of her Smart car. Today, I’m giving props to my minivan.
Really, there’s nothing mini about today’s minivan. They seat seven, they have towing capabilities, and their gas mileage leaves something to be desired.
Seven people can go out drinking together on Saint Patrick’s Day, and only ONE person has to stay sober!
Having a back hatch that opens at the touch of a button while your arms are full of grocery bags is fantastically convenient.
Minivans don’t get pulled over for speeding. It’s like police officers give you a free pass. “Poor schmuck’s driving a minivan, if driving 75 in a 70 makes her feel better, than so be it.”
Having doors that slide open with a touch of a button is kind of magic. It also means you can drive people to their destinations in your pajamas, because you don’t have to get out of the car.
You can buy nearly anything on a whim and haul it home yourself. Twin bed on sale and you can’t pass it up? Strap it to the top! Chaise lounge on clearance? Fold down the seats and throw it in the back!
You can also load everything you need for a week’s vacation in its cavernous space in about three minutes.
And maybe, most importantly, once you’re inside, you don’t feel like you’re in a minivan. Trust me on this one.