An ode to my new {used} minivan

So… I now have a minivan. While I’ve always thought they’re great for practicality, I never really planned to own one. But now I do. I’ve been joking on twitter that I’m going to need to die my hair purple or something to counteract the potential frump factor of the minivan.

{Did I succeed in making my Kia Sedona look cool in this photo?}


In case I develop a case of why-did-I-buy-a-minivan disease, I shall now list the top ten reasons my new {used} minivan is awesome:

1 – It fits our family comfortably with room for a couple of extra folks.

2 – It will fit us all, including Lacy the WonderDog — and my mom and her dog — for our beach vacation. {Aside: renting a minivan for the trip would’ve cost about 1/4 of what we paid to buy this one. Crazy!}

3 – It’s comfy.

4 – The seats sit up high enough that Kathryn is comfortable without any sort of booster.

5 – It’s not hard to get WonderDog in it since it sits lower than an SUV.

6 – The light-colored cloth interior doesn’t burn legs in the summer heat like dark grey leather does.

7 – It has lots of hidey-spots for storing things, and cupholders everywhere!

8 – It’s easy to put my photography equipment in and out of when I need to. And, you know, groceries and other practical stuff like that.

9 – It was cheap. Used cars rock for that very reason. Once we paid off all car loans and credit cards about six years ago, we vowed to never again have car payments.

10 – It’s a nice grey-green color. When buying a used car, you don’t really get to pick colors, but I’m pleased with this one.

Top Ten Tuesday at Many Little Blessings