A new era was ushered in its place. (Lion King, anyone?)
One that includes multiple car seats, requisite third-row seating, (sippy) cup holders, incredibly large trunk space to hold strollers, excess diapers, and toys alike; sectioned climate control, heated seats, and DVD players aplenty. I think the cool factor vanished with the excess sippy cup holders. Indeed, we now have a decidedly family vehicle and I feel as if I am driving a boat.
Steve allowed me the coveted honor of driving the car off of the lot and away we ventured in our family vehicle. To mark the occasion, we stopped at the drive-through Chick-fil-A and feted our purchase with milkshakes and sandwiches all around. A happier trio there was nowhere to be found.
We are now officially grown-ups. With a family vehicle.