May 7, 2011

Soccer Mom

Thank you all for the encouragement you left in comments to my last post.  It really cheered me up to know I'm not alone in experiencing struggles upon reunion.  There are still daily struggles, mostly regarding parenting, but I thought I'd space out my posts that sound like I'm complaining ;)

In other news, I'm one step closer to being a soccer mom.  Have you ever looked up the definition of soccer mom?  According to Wikipedia it says:

The phrase soccer mom generally refers to a married middle-class woman who lives in the suburbs and has school age children.  She is sometimes portrayed in the media as busy or overburdened and driving a minivan.  She is also portrayed as putting the interests of her family, and most importantly her children, ahead of her own.

Well, the kids aren't quite school age yet.  And isn't parenthood putting the interests of the children ahead of yours anyway?  I believe it should be.

But now I'm the proud new owner of a minivan.  Yup, I'm driving a minivan.  Before you think I've gone to the dark side, let me just tell you why I'm loving it.  The doors open and shut with the click of a button, the kids can watch TV while I drive, I can talk hands free through the radio, we can keep drinks cold on trips (it has a cool box), and it gets better gas mileage than the SUV I was driving.  

I guess you could say I'm pretty happy with the new role of soccer mom.  

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9 comments:

Lisa said...

That's a nice looking van! Have fun!

Alison said...

That's awesome! I'm a fan of the van. What kind is it?

Erin said...

That's a sweet ride!

Michelle said...

Very nice! Once you go van, you never go back! I looove my van. I was never one of those women who wouldn't get one, though. It just seemed natural. :) Found you "on the fence"! Following now.
Michelle
http://www.heartfeltbalancehandmadelife.blogspot.com

family of 4 on the move! said...

Congrats on your new ride!! I tried to go from suv to van but just couldn't do it..I think I just like being higher then other people..it's an issue I'm working with! lol

Stopping by from military monday blog hop!!

Lady Rynn said...

We're in the process of transitioning to a vehicle that seats more and we're trying to avoid a van, but if it has all that to offer maybe I won't fight so hard. But we live in an area where four wheel drive or all wheel drive is kind of necessary, so yeah. I'm new to your blog from Military blog hops on Mondays and am looking forward to getting to know you better!

Amanda M. said...

I'm a new follower from Military monday blog hop! I hope you will stop by my page. I too love my new minivan!
http://themizenfamily.blogspot.com/

Jessica said...

love it, love it!

I am so a soccer mom with the exception of the mini-van. The gas prices are killing me in the SUV maybe I can convince J when he returns that I really need a van ;)

Timmy Radloff said...

You’re a one cool mom! I bought my wife a minivan for her birthday last year and she was very happy about it. Happy driving!

-Timmy Radloff

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