I never thought I would say this in a million years, but I want a minivan, aka “Swagger Wagon”. I always thoughts minvans were for the moms with the jeans that fitted over the belly button. The moms with the stickers on the back of their cars that showed the stick figures of every person, pet, house plant that lives in their household.
But minivans rock it these days. I mean, how cool is it that you can press a button and the door of your car opens right in front of you, hands free. Or how you can hold the entire soccer team, circus clown group, and enough balloons to float a small boat. Here are my top reasons why I want my next car to be a minivan:
1. In a zombie apocalypse, you could practically live in your minivan. Or glorified camping. With a frig, entertainment system, enough space to sleep a family of 4 comfortably, cup holders…. what more do you need? Once my kids are teenagers, I could easily use the minivan to steak out and spy on date night. I’d be all set for a solid few hours with food and entertainment.
2. The minivan could be used as your “mom cave”. In our house my husband has a man cave. It is the only room in the house that he can keep as dirty or clean as he wants. No judgement. He can go hide out there and get away when needed. I used to have one of those before we had our second child. But with the birth of our son, I forwent my mom cave. But with the minivan, you could tell your husband that you are going to head out to run a couple of errands, and go park down the street with popcorn a movie, and be set for a couple hours of “me time”.
3. The minivan holds a butt load of people. I have to admit, I have always fantasized about being the mom who can haul my kids and all their friends around town. I don’t know, for whatever reason, I always thought it would make me the “cool mom” to drive them around town with Miley Cyrus blasting, windows down, and a bunch of screaming girls in the back. Call me silly, but I really want that to be my reality.
Someday I will have my own swagger wagon. Someday….. I just need to talk my husband into how sexy it will make me. Yeah, right.