I am about to go crazy in our little 2 door Ford Focus. We have 3 kids in the back seat and the front seat is not far from their bickering!
This, I believe, is why those big vans were ever invented.
We used to have the one pictured above and it was great. The kids could walk up and down the ‘aisle’. They loved the runner lights and lights on the ceiling. And when we had activities to go to where we needed to bring chairs, softball gear, and soccer gear all in one day, there was still plenty of room for people!
I don’t know if you can tell from that picture, but the captain’s chair that is right behind the passenger’s seat is not there. Most of the time, that seat was in our garage. It was so much easier to get in and out with it out of there. Especially for the adult that had to go back and buckle up our youngest in the car seat! We could have put her in a different spot, but since this car was a ‘96, there was no latch system and that seat was the only seat where we could make sure her seat was secure. Plus, the other 2 kids liked to be by her.
Anyway, like I said, that van was a ‘96. Eventually, it died. We could have gotten a new engine for it and kept it a little longer, but the mechanic said that a new engine might fix it. We weren’t really willing to spend the money on a new engine on a ‘might’. So we have been a one car family now for about 6 months. We are all in my hubby’s little 2 door Focus. It’s a good car, but super tiny!
As I said before, I’m going a bit batty at times. Listening to 3 children argue in the back seat is not fun. Argue over things that, to an adult, are not worth arguing over. It gets old. Now, I’m sure we would have the same problem in a bigger vehicle, but I guess I’m just thinking since they would be further away from me, I wouldn’t have to hear it as much. Is my logic skewed?
Well, either way, I want a new vehicle just so it will make life easier. I know there are lots of families that are one car families and it works. And it is working fine for us too, it would just be nice to have another car. :)
Okay, I’m done. Thanks for letting me whine a bit. I feel better.