When I was 18 years old, my parents took me to Italy to pick my brother up from his mission. We traveled a bit and visited a little town called Siena. I thought the little village was so beautiful and I loved the name and I decided then and there that I would name a daughter Sienna some day. Well, it wasn't long after, that Toyota came out with a mini van called Sienna. I knew I couldn't do that to my daughter...name her after a mini van. So, I gave up the dream of a daughter named Sienna.
Well, yesterday Sienna did join our family...in the form of a mini van! And, I have to say, I feel pretty comfortable in my mini van skin, contrary to the dread and gloom thoughts I had been having of turning into the mini van mom. We had looked into other kinds of 7 passenger vehicles that seemed a little more hip but the mini van just seemed to make the most sense for comfort and convenience with kids. And ours happens to be an 8 passenger one, which I told Blaine means that we get to adopt 4 more kids. He just looked at me with a blank stare (he'll adjust to the idea with time). :)
So, anyway, I feel like buying a mini van is the dawning of a new day. My sister bought her mini van when she only had one child and then 3 other little ones soon joined her family. She said, "If you buy it, they will come." So, we are going to test that theory out.
But, here is my question....why is it that mini vans just don't get any respect? Do I really need to feel embarrassed and ashamed that I am now "one of those moms?" And lastly, Kris J, can I still be your friend if I promise to never park in your driveway?