Complications keep coming up with this third baby thing. Not complications with the baby itself or the pregnancy, but space issues. Things like which children will share the larger bedroom, will we move Boo into a toddler bed or have two cribs, and, biggest of all, what will we do about three carseats and a car?
I’m having a difficult time thinking about giving up my Subaru wagon. I feel like it kind of makes a statement about who I am and who we are as a family (crazy, I know!). But after much measuring and contemplation I’ve finally accepted the fact that we will not be able to put all three children in the backseat. Even if we could find three seats that would fit, it just doesn’t seem like a very safe option because it would be such a tight fit.
So, the large car search has begun. We’re trying to consider all of our options: a sedan with a larger backseat, a crossover, an SUV with third row seating, and, of course, minivans. Each option has its pros and cons, but it’s beginning to look like the best fit for our family is going to be a minivan (much to my consternation). Matt’s been deep in used car research – pricing, what’s available in our area, best cars for the years we’re looking at, etc. – for the last couple of weeks.
Last night, after another hour or more of looking he tweeted, “reading car reviews makes me want to just buy a bike.” Any recommendations for a bicycle built for five?