We have several reasons why we ultimately decided NOT to trade the van in for a Mercedes. The model we were looking at was 6/7 passenger wagon. It was beautiful. I wanted to get it in white.
The boys and I fit just fine.
My chair goes in the passenger seat, Nathan and Lucas in the middle, and Will in the back. Everyone has his own space. Awesome.
We all fit with Daddy, too. MY chair goes in the back. Easy as pie.
Then we think about the grocery store. Not so much room now.
Then we need to take the stroller, too. No biggie if Dad isn’t with us. IF he is? No room for the stroller and chair.
Today we have 3 kids. Will we ever have a 4th?
I have no idea, but if we do, that changes everything. The car no longer works, AT ALL.
Then there is the guilt. I didn’t grow up with many material things. I had what I needed and I was very happy and grateful. Now that I have my own family I am in a much different place. We are far from wealthy but we are comfortable. I can’t get used to that. I know so many people that still struggle. Why should I be allowed to have something that fun when I already have something that works just fine!?
Sadly, for now, I must learn to rock the minivan even on days I don’t want to rock it.
In an effort to do that we briefly considered a new minivan. I am grateful to my husband for allowing me that crazy moment. I quickly realized that the practical and most logical thing is to love my PAID for van and not burden our family with a payment we don’t have to have.