Thursday, December 18, 2008

Trek into Minivanland


BLew & I have taken the next BIG (although logical and very emotional) step in in our family life (you know, the ring-wedding-house-baby....) We have---eeeeek!--- ventured into Minivanland. A minivan is every young parent's dream come true and worst nightmare...a bittersweet final step that announces to the world---I AM NO LONGER YOUNG. I AM NO LONGER FREE. I AM NO LONGER....COOL. haha. While in our own minds, we remain very hip, cool and fresh out of college, we have answered the minivan call and decided to take the plunge. I am the official owner of a 2008 Mom-mobile as of yesterday afternoon. My high school students have informed me that they see me with the same level of coolness that they saw me before: OLD. haha. I have struggled with the fact that I do not want to be zooming around town in the MINIVAN and appear so....oldish. But I have finally succombed to the fact that I am indeed--oldish, momish, and quite with family (in which there are 3 above-averaged framed males). I will say that I did cringe this morning when a fellow teacher yelled across the parking lot (where the young, hip teachers and high school students are also walking)---"Erin, did you get your new minivan yesterday?" I continue to walk and pretend that I don't hear anyone...."Erin, where's your minivan?? I wanna see your minivan!" I ducked and ran...hmmm, perhaps this blog post was just an attempt to convince myself that I am indeed ready for a minivan:) We'll see...

3 comments:

Jules said...

Thanks for giving Clay and me a good laugh today...we just got our internet up and running after not having it for a week. :o) I was really hoping to get by with the vue for the first 2 or 3 kids...but now I am wondering...hahaha. *grin*

the nightingale said...

Like the minivan. Breaking in the "old" can be tough. I felt that way with our first minivan, but yours looks alot better than the used one we "first" chose about 7 yrs. ago. Ha,ha! thanks for the laugh. Keep it up!

Faith said...

LOL....this is SOOO where I'm at right now....

and hey, i'm glad you commented! Not just cuz i love comments, but i didn't know you blogged...and I didn't know you'd been in my mini-van reluctant shoes ....=) LOL!