This commercial is chock full of awesome: New Honda Odyssey, Black Panther, Godzilla on the DVD screen, Redemption Rd on the navigation system, a Marshall amp AND Judas Priest?
A few months ago, my oldest two children’s daily civil war had me wishing for a larger vehicle. A larger vehicle you say? Something more roomy, more comfortable, something more awesome than the minivan? Agreed, not possible. However, as of August 6, 2009 the number of children that I will haul around in minivan awesomeness has doubled. While the Caravan can seat seven relatively comfortably, add three baby seats and five bodies and the Caravan comes up a little short.
The self-improvement set would employ something cliche like ‘With every challenge an opportunity is presented’. A broken clock is right at least twice a day. But this an opportunity. A new vehicle is needed and with a family of eight, why not try and get another minivan?
While the funds are still tight, it doesn’t stop me from pining after the sexiness of this, or the hautness of this, or the American genius of this! However, the wife is using this opportunity to go after gas guzzling symbols of soccer mom status like this or even this. It hurts a little, the wife not wanting live the loco life with me in the minivan. But a man can dream right?
Breakfast, it’s the most important meal of the day. McDonald’s breakfast however, is as important as it is cheap. We visited one morning with the oldest child in tow. Popular destination among the minivan set, as moving children through their morning routine is a taxing one. Pulling into this particular destination, we had a near collision turning into the drive-thru as this Honda Odyssey driver cut us off. Profanity followed. Poor lady was getting cursed out seven ways to Sunday and didn’t know it. To add further insult to injury the Odyssey driver held up the line at least twice as the efficiency of the McDonald’s crew moved the line quicker than expected. This inspired more profanity, however biscuits were consumed shortly thereafter.
We have had the minivan for about two years now. The initial disappointment that accompanied the purchase of our ’05 Dodge Caravan was followed by a brief spell of the Kubler-Ross method of grieving. But it is hard to resist the incapsulated feel that the minivan provides. Acceptance comes relatively quick when you’ve got Michael Franks ‘Popsicle Toes’ playing while you and your offspring take in the cityscape from their individual seats.
Once you accept this la vida minivan loca, you start to appreciate the finer points of minivandom. Riding around in some trapezoidal time traveler starts to look and feel sexy to you,and that is the tipping point. That’s when you notice that minivans are everywhere. So many choices to be had, almost every brand has some model of minivan for you to lust after. Currently, the minivan of my eye (other than the ’05 Dodge Caravan) is the Honda Odyssey Touring edition. Pure awesomeness.