Look, I know there are a lot of people out there that LOVE their minivan. Don’t laugh … it’s true! Like this blogger, momspirational, and the wives of the men who buy the book, How to Feel Manly in a Minivan: The Desperate Dad’s Survival Guide. They’re probably really nice people, and I have nothing against them (or their minivans). I’m happy that they are doing their own thing and marching to the beat of their own drum. If you’re reading this and you have a minivan, I profusely apologize if I’ve offended you. That is really not my intention. This isn’t about you, after all, this is about me (my husband, and our baby girl) on a new adventure through parenthood.
For us, a minivan has always meant middle-aged, soccer mom, opposite-of-sexy, UNCOOL. Maybe we’re just products of propaganda! Because to be honest, these don’t sound all that bad to me, even being unsexy (when I choose to be), and I’m really not very cool. Let’s just say I’m not ready to throw in the towel just yet. Everyone warns you about having kids, especially when you’re pregnant. They go on and on and describe parenthood the same as I might describe what it would be like to live through the apocalypse. But then they sum it up and make it all okay by saying, “It’s all SO worth it, though. You don’t know what love is until you meet your kids for the first time.”
Thanks for the happy wishes, I guess???
So my husband and I vowed to each other that we won’t let having kids mean that we throw in the towel and become unsexy or uncool … everything doesn’t have to change. We promised each other that our adventures will go beyond visits to a soccer field (although, we do look forward to that too!)
We aren’t complete idiots, we’ve been around enough babies and families to know that parenthood will be tough. But we are “BOTH-AND” kind of people. We believe that by not sacrificing everything we love, our children will benefit and become better balanced individuals from growing up this way. Plus, we have yet to fail at something we set our minds to.
So wish us luck, and follow along. We imagine you will have a many laughs at our expense 🙂