Monday, October 02, 2006

The Dream of a Reluctant Minivan Driver

Yes, that would be me.

People are always asking if I like the minivan--a 2005 Toyota Sienna XLE. And I can honestly say that, for what it is, I do like it. It gets great gas mileage and there's plenty of room for the girls, a Great Dane and whatever else we might need. The automatic doors are great when you're juggling kids and grocery bags. But still. It's a minivan: People speed up when I try to pass them. I get flipped off for driving in the carpool lane even when I'm doing 80. (Um, not that I would do that, of course.)

But, like so many other minivan drivers, I too have a fantasy car. I'm 99.99999999999% sure that I will never own it, much less drive it, but hey--a girl can dream!





In the meantime, I'll just keep my bitch boots on the accelerator of--sigh--the minivan.

1 comment:

Gait said...

Let me just say this. If you ever feel that the minivan is the wrong car for you go on a trip and rent a car, just a car. You think its only a few days, we (Thomas, Hannah, Charlotte and I) can get by in a regular car.

Then you will come home and kiss your van.

When we went to Denver I kept telling Jacob to go get in his seat. And he kept telling me the door wasn't open. And I was like, "OH yeah!"