My husband wants a minivan. He actually has for quite a while.
He has gone through phases in the past where he has decided we "need" a particular item, but they seem to have passed. The idea for a memory foam mattress ended up with us on a mailing list where we receive fliers showing couples sleeping happily... but I managed to talk him into buying one of the many nice mattress toppers that are available on the market instead.
He also talked in depth about putting a whirlpool tub into our master bathroom, which does sound nice, but is it all that practical? I suppose the girls would like to take a swim in there once in a while.
Then there is the reoccurring discussion over our "need" for a massage chair. Does he know how much those things cost? Not to mention how much space it would take up? And did I mention the cost? The mattress toppers weren't completely cheap either, but it's not exactly the same level of spending.
Most recently, we've been talking about minivans (again). I think I've been avoiding them solely based on my own preconceived notions of what a minivan represents: middle-aged parenthood. Our house is already filled with toys, our days are already planned around the kids, now we have to drive the vehicle that is the symbol of children?
There are huge pros to having a minivan, of course, namely the comfort, safety and increased space that we would have. I like the thought of the girls' car seats being far enough away from each other that any "She's touching me!" issues would be resolved. And having doors that open on their own would be handy... and being able to transport large items without calling on friends or family... and having all that legroom...
Hmm, suddenly a minivan doesn't sound all that bad. But am I ready for one?
Do you have a minivan? Do you love it?