Wednesday, March 9, 2016

taking the plunge

With babe numero tres on the way we knew we would have to get a larger car. Our family insisted we would be getting a van and Mike and I just cringed. I don't want to be a mini van mom. So the search began. 
We started the search by looking into if we really could fit three car seats across the back of our crossover car, and there were certain sacrifices we weren't willing to make in order for this to happen. Let alone the idea of how squished it really would be and the fact there are zero air vents in the back half. It seemed like a disaster waiting to happen. 
We looked into the Chevy Traverse....not enough storage in the back for our stroller and everything if we travel. Same goes for a Tahoe. We then started looking into the Honda Pilot. It looked promising, Mike thought maybe this would be it. But in the back of my head I could hear my future self getting frustrated because Kensi was having trouble buckling her seatbelt and I would have to climb crawl over car seats and then the seat to get back there and help her. And the leg room, there's not much. I knew I wasn't going to love this one bit. 
We also don't want to spend ridiculous amounts of money on a gas guzzler such as a Suburban, plus it won't fit in our garage. We were really down to one option, the van. With sliding doors to help get the kiddos out with ease, copious amounts of leg room, bucket seats so I can easily climb in the back to help Kensi. The facts were in front of us and even though we weren't happy to admit it, we know the van is going to be the best option for us right now. We've narrowed it down and we're on the search for the perfect Honda Odyssey for our growing little crew. Mini van fam, here we come! 

2 comments so far

  1. I stumbled across your blog today, through an Easter basket post. I have 3 kids, and we spent a year putting them 3 across the backseat of my 2006 Chevy Malibu before I finally broke down and became a mini van mom. Best decision ever! You won't regret it...congrats on baby #3 :)

    1. Melinda, we took the plunge a few weeks ago and I hate how much I love it! There’s so much space and all the fancy little things that come with a van like the remote doors and what not have made me fall in love. Thank you so much for your comment and congratulating me on our baby. I hope you enjoy the blog and continue to visit!


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