America’s love affair with minivans
Until i have kids, i think i will never get this. What is America’s fascination with minivans? I understand that a minivan can typically carry more than 5 people comfortably, but why do first-time parents with one kid – yes, one as in uno, eins – think they need a freaking minivan? If you have three kids, a minivan may be appropriate. Two kids, just barely justifiable. What baby stuff that must be carried for one kid that will not fit a regular car like a four-door Honda Civic? A stroller? A car seat? Food, milk, extra clothing and baby wipes? You can’t fit these in a car?
I still remember growing up, my parents were able to pack all five of us in their tiny two-door Datsun. My siblings and i grew up fine. None of us became serial mass murderers and blame the society for all our ills because our parents deprived us of the safety and comfort of a big ass minivan.
Nowadays, i can’t drive a few blocks without getting behind some minivan (or SUV) and unable to anticipate slowdowns or problems ahead because it is blocking my view. Thanks a lot!