I have gone and done it. I joined the mini-van mom, soccer mom world.
I am a stay at home mom that babysits 3/4 of the week and carpool two to three days a week. I have the year old I sit, our daughter and three nieces in the vehicle each time I pick them up so we decided it was worth the investment to look into purchasing a mini-van. Well, hubby gets a huge discount through his work for chrysler/dodge for one percent under factory invoice. Yes! We did look at used (which the discount does not apply to) , but by the time we added up financing without a discount, we were still paying a high value to a used car. So we bought a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan. It was a fabulous deal size and money wise! :)
Our little 5 year old is a soccer player now too. She loves playing goalie. The Fall soccer season is almost over, but we are looking into a winter indoor league. We will see. She did play forward one game and scored the teams first goal too. It is so fun watching her play and we are by the side cheering the team on. We are playing in the Lindbergh school district and there are some big girls in there. Our team is small in stature and seem to get the pants beat off of them on each game, but it is still fun.
Julia was Jessie the Cowgirl from ToyStory this Halloween. Fun. She rocked the costume.