365 days ago, we drove away from the Honda dealer in a brand-new 2015 Honda Odyssey EX.
While minivan ownership was never an aspiration of mine, neither was I ever of the mindset that minivan ownership made it obvious that I was a parent. I figure the first boy we brought home from the IWK Health Centre had already made that apparent enough; my wife’s womb swollen with another boy serves as further evidence.
Children, a 70-pound Boxer/Ibizan Hound mix, periodic child care responsibilities, an ever-present InStep bike trailer, frequent grandparent visits, and a home renovation that’s not quite two-thirds complete don’t mandate minivan ownership.
But minivan ownership sure does make life easier.
One year into this four-year Honda Odyssey experiment, there are no regrets. (Read More…)