Just recently, we sold our mini van because we bought a more practical car for our family. I thought that this was a good and smart idea.
What I did not anticipate was the emotional attachment that I had to the van and how it was a reflection of my baby growing up. This van was an integral part of my son’s growing up and we had great times in it with the family. We drove our son to Texas in the van to see his paternal grandparents for the first time, we made many rode trips to visit the godparents in the next state, we watched DVD movies and listened to great music. We loaded and unloaded the stroller a million times and still had plenty of space in the back for groceries. Oh, and those welcomed car nap times!
I literally wanted to cry when I came home the next day and the van was gone.
What did give me consolation is that we sold the minivan to a young couple with two small kids and now they can start making their own precious memories in it.
People sometimes look down on a minivan, but it can be a great asset to a family. Now we are driving in a Volvo and will have to start making new memories in it. Our car is really a part of our family.