By Kelsey on July 25, 2012 5

Thoughts From Inside a Minivan

Sometimes, after we get home from running errands or a busy day and we pull into our dark, warm garage, I just want to sit there for a while.

I don’t want to go inside. I just want time to stop, and let me catch my breath.

I’ll sit there for an hour if I can.

There’s usually a snoring baby in the backseat with no guarantee that she’ll stay that way as soon as I open her door.

Plus, I know that when I go inside, I will notice a million things that need to be done.

Receipts to log. Clutter to clear. Doctor bills to pay. Bottles to wash. Laundry to fold.

But there, inside the minivan, all is well…

And it’s likely the only quiet time I’ll get all day.

Just don’t make me get out, yet.



I love my husband, my kids and the Internet.

  1. Oh, boy, do I know how you feel. Occasionally, when all the kids fall asleep while we’re driving home (SUPER rare), I’ll just sit in the car and scroll through Instagram or whatever on my phone and enjoy the peace and quiet.

  2. I’ve been there. Especially when school starts back up and the hustle-and-bustle gets going. They don’t call 5:00-6:00 the “Witching Hour” for nothing. Everyone’s tired, everyone’s hungry, and everyone’s just a little (or a lot) whiny. There’s nothing motivating about that to get me to go into the house. Take it while you can!!

  3. Oh boy … do I know that feeling. You have such a knack of sharing what’s in your heart and head and making me totally understand.
    Hugs and prayers of peace :)

  4. Briget Johnson July 26, 2012 at 9:35 am

    I can soooo relate! Makes me want to crawl out there right now.

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