Sunday, August 23, 2009

Big Purchase

We finally did it. We purchased a van. A mini van. A Chrysler mini van with lots of nice nice inside but it is still - a van, a mini van. The very vain side of me can't believe that I'm gonna be driving a mini van for the next forever years or so. A massive, moving station wagon. A total kid mobile. A giant "Mom and or Grandma drives this thing" moving billboard sign. Hugo is in heaven.

I tried and tried to get us into a cute SUV. In the end, I simply couldn't see it happening. All my girl pals kept shaking their heads at me and said that the van was the only way to go.

Jin said, "Alissa, it has dual sliding doors. How are you going to manually open up doors with two baby carriers in your arms without setting someone into the snow this winter?, plus dealing with Hugo somewhere, hopefully, by your side?" Good, good point, I thought.

Shaka said, "Alissa, the kids will open their own doors upon exit soon, you wont have to worry about those kid operated doors slamming into the parked car next to you." Oh boy, I wouldn't have ever thought of that, thank you, thank you.

Millie said, "Ali, I just completed a 3000 mile trip with the kids (without the husband) and it wouldn't have been possible without our van." Ooooo, I like road trips. How am I going to fly with Hugo and the infant twins? ever??

My Mother, Jin, Shaka and Millie all said, "Alissa, once you enjoy the space, you'll never, ever go back." Um, that one is still debatable.

9 comments:

Maggie May said...

The only good thing about still being single (well, one of them): a want a Volvo sedan. :)

At least your van is fully-loaded. I mean, c'mon, we never watched Disney movies on the way to fish trout! ;)

KristyKay said...

Finally! Now get out and enjoy the thing.

Murdoch said...

I agree with the rest of the ladies - once those babies come, you will wonder how you would have traveled any other way!

Enjoy,

Megan

Lora said...

looks like you'll be driving out...

seriously, smart purchase.

K May said...

I am anti-mini van as well and I have one. They do provide a lot of space and are pretty handy though. Good luck!!

Millie Price said...

Looks good! I'm surprised to hear that hugo is still sleeping in the house...thought he might not leave the van! you should break the van in right and have an FHE movie night with all the seats put down and blankets and pillows around!!!

Shaka said...

you did get it! i was just wondering! you will love it. just don't ever drive by reflective glass and see yourself driving it. one day the kids will grow up and move out and then you can drive something else-i'm looking forward to my mercedes.

Alissa Nicolau said...

Millie - that is such an awesome FHE idea! Now to only get my husband to play along... Hugo and I might just have to do it ourselves and leave the big sourpuss out of our fun!

Lizzie Bingham said...

Two of my girlfriends just got big SUVs for baby #2 and I just keep thinking to myself: what happens when #3 arrives? Someone will have to bail over seats and what if you want to take a girlfriend and her kid to lunch? There is just no two ways around it: you made a good, expandable-options purchase.