Saturday, September 11, 2010

Back2Blogging Day#3 ~ Blog Title Success! (I think?)

I'm participating in the SITS Girls

Back2Blogging challenge this week. Day #3 instructed that we share a post with a title that we were proud of..
I loved this post in general, and I think the title is catchy and one that hopefully brings in the reader.

-------->My Minivan Does Not Define Me!!<---------Awesome Title?

I am a stiletto wearing, cabernet sipping and yes……minivan driving Mama of soon-to-be three children. That’s right… I said MINIVAN (and did I mention I’m going from one child to three in fell swoop?)

I have found myself struggling with the idea of driving a minivan for several weeks now, ever since we drove it off the lot. I swore I’d never be that Mom. The one who drove a Minivan because somehow, that means I’ve given up right? Given up myself to that persona of “Soccer Mom” or “Mom Jeans wearing Mom”?

Absolutely not!

I recently read a status post on Facebook from an acquaintance and I quote:

“Why on God's green earth do people ever buy mini-vans? Does anyone realize that SUVs have just as much cargo capacity and don't make you look like you've completely given up on aspiring to be at least minutely cool. Seriously, what's the draw? Are they giving away lifetime supplies of unisex mom jeans with each purchase....?”

Really? REALLY?

What disheartened me about this post was the fact that many people make this assumption! I tried not to let it bother me. I did. But it still sits with me because I totally disagree with this assumption! My BCBG shoes and dresses are still in my closet….I will still find time to slip them on from time to time (once the twin belly is gone of course) and while I can acknowledge that with twins, and a four year old those totally awesome shoes and dresses will take a small break, they will not retire! They will simply be on hiatus. Period. No argument. Got it judgmental people with no kids?

That is all. Thanks.

I had fun writing about this topic because it was such a tough transition for me to make in life.......I actually used the first paragraph in an article I wrote for Hawaii Parent Magazine ~ a local magazine that I have had the pleasure of writing for this last year.


JDaniel4's Mom said...

I think I am one of the few I know without a mini van. I have only one child so, it was easy to stay in my sedan. We did look like odd ball leaving the hospital without one though.

Casondra said...

I can COMPLETELY relate! When I got remarried, I went from having two kids to four!!! All the kids were little so having an SUV where we would have to fold seats down and have them climb over just didn't make sense. But I've now had my mini-van for almost 4 years, and my husband wants to get an SUV next year when we upgrade. Me on the other hand, I'm not so sure I want to. I've grown quite attached to the convenience of my mini-van.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

I have a minivan and I love it! I like the extra space and it drives easily and gives me a good view. My husband didn't think he'd like it when we first got it, but then he found out he did like it because he could see much better than from his Camaro. Minivans Rock, especially when you have big things to carry in them like furniture.

Stopping by from SITS.

girlytwins said...

I know I am also in the minority of multiple kids and no minivan in sight. We have a huge SUV which I love and works for our family cuz we have a bog boat that we need to be able to tow however we had a minivan rental car when our SUV was in the shop and it was fab!!! It seriously is better than an SUV. I LOL'd at your post. I thought it was awesome!! You rock those jeans and heels momma!!

Controlling My Chaos said...

I agree. I used to be one of those mini van haters too. Then I had kids. Love, love, love being able to get them in and out without killing my back. Love the auto open doors when my hands are full. Love that the kids can sit next to each other and NOT BE ABLE TO TOUCH EACH OTHER. So many positives outweigh the negatives. Look around haters, there are a lot of hot women driving minivans. Malibu Barbie lives in Idaho and she drives a mini van. No lie.

Andrea said...

You are too funny. I still squeeze all three car seats into the back seat of my jeep. Not because I fear the minivan, but because we haven't gotten around to it yet. I'm sure it is coming and it has nothing to do with who I am. Such a stupid stigma! :)
ps I always know I have found the twins club meeting by the number of mini vans in the parking lot!