I am Heather Davis, also known as Minivan Momma. I was born before there were such things as minivans.
When I was 16, my parents purchased one of the first minivans to roll off Detroit’s finest lines. Imagine my giddiness at getting to drive a minivan to cruise through McGaggles as a teenager!
Luckily for all, I’ve been able to retain that sarcasm that I perfected as a 16-year old driving a minivan! Ten years later, I married The Dad and we commenced to starting a family – all the time swearing we would never own a minivan. In 2001, I became a Momma and The Dad became a Dad.
We purchased a very trendy (and very sucky) SUV, renewing our vows to never drive a minivan. In 2004, I became a Momma for the second time.
Because our sucky SUV was on it’s very last tire, we had begun the process of purchasing a new vehicle. Hormones got the best of me, and we were searching for a minivan. As I held my newborn daughter for the first time, the delivery room phone rang and the bank had approved our application for a new car loan. And they sent their congratulations!
When Daughter 2 was 2 days old, I “fed her my breast” as Daughter 1 loved to tell people while sitting on a toilet of a minivan dealer showroom. Three hours later, we drove away in a minivan.
Hormones got the best of me again, and I bawled the entire way home. Not because we were driving a minivan. Not because we were a complete family with two beautiful daughters. Not because I was utterly exhausted from giving birth just two days before. I was bawling because by the time we left, The Olive Garden was closed and I was really jonesin’ for some salad and breadsticks.
The rest, as they say, is history… or – according to The Dad – hearsay!
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