Wednesday, October 26, 2011

There Are Perks To This Job

After dropping the kids off this morning, I got picked up by an Enterprise representative and got the keys to my very own. . . GROCERY GETTER! That's right, my bridge rental is a minivan!

Full disclosure: I have been secretly jonesin for a minivan since, one by one, my other friends have succumbed to their increasing family size (and gear to take with said families) and gotten minivans. I have looked with envy at the various options. The storage! The third row of seats! The doors that automatically slide open and shut! SWOON.

I mean, c'mon. There is a reason that people buy minivans. And it isn't for the cool factor. It's for the convenience. And the ROOM for people and their things.

And it does have satellite radio! So you can rest assured that I will literally be rocking the Mommy Mobile.

I have a feeling they are gonna have to drag me kicking and screaming from this one in a few weeks. My real company car has a lot to live up to!


HereWeGoAJen said...

I totally want a minivan. And I have wanted one since high school. I was never cool. But I think minivans are cool. And they keep getting better and better!

Joy@WDDCH said...

Sweet! I don't like our minivan but we need an upgrade in a major way!!! And we have to have a minivan with four kiddos. It's that or a mini-bus, ha ha!

justme said...

I thought of this video while I read your post! You need a Swagger Wagon!! :)

Adriane said...

Yeah for the perks!! So glad your first week seems to be going well. I think you'll settle into your new groove very soon. It's still hard, I don't care what anyone says.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad things are going well for you.

Couldn't you make a case for a company minivan? "Why boss, I need to be able to haul samples and other free goodies to the offices. It'll make them buy more product!" :D

Mazzy said...

I was so sad to trade in my nice, sporty, fancy sedan for my Odyssey at the time but now? I honestly would NOT change a thing. I love that stupid van, it is quite possibly a mother's best friend. I didn't even fully appreciate it until the baby was born and I was able to hit a button to open BOTH sliding doors at the same time! Getting an infant carrier in/out of a van door is just about 8 billion times easier than it was a car. AND? Sure, minivans aren't exactly stylish BUT they will never be stylish so my 2007 Honda Odyssey will be just as uncool now as it is 10 years from now which puts me in zero rush to go out and get a new model.

Enjoy the rental! You'll get hooked!

A New Beginning said...

Minivans are the BEST!!! We bought ours in June and I don't know what took us so long.

peesticksandstones said...

As someone without a vehicle, period, I can't tell you how breathless I am at the thought of driving a minivan to Target and stuffing it full of paper towels, kitty litter, scented candles, granola bars, throw pillows, pajama pants, picture frames, etc, etc, etc. Simply dreamy. The only thing better would be an enormous pina colada from Red Lobster afterward, and I could call it a night!

Hope the new job is going great!