Since Isaiah had his initial evaluation, we are going to be trialing some wheelchairs in the coming weeks. I'm pretty excited for this! His stroller had been working for us, but as he gets bigger it looks like it is less comfortable. We need something that will keep his body aligned and make him comfy when we are out and about. We probably won't use it at home much. Especially since we have that lovely split level house.
The great debate that comes with the wheelchair is the discussion of getting a new vehicle or two. Right now we have two sedans and neither of them will easily accept a wheelchair. There are some that you can take apart, but it isn't easy and it would be much more convenient to just put the whole thing in the vehicle together when we go places. This leads John to suggesting that we add a minivan to our household.
Now, in my whole entire 28 years on this planet I have been telling myself that I will NEVER drive a minivan. I mean, who really WANTS to drive a minivan? Nobody. They are ugly and lame. There is no such thing as a sexy minivan. I told him the only way that I would drive a minivan is if we filled it up with kids. He did not like that response. I feel pressured.
Do I have a logical reason for not wanting a minivan? No. They are cheaper than a lot of trucks and SUVs and they can get better gas mileage. They are roomy and comfortable. They are easily accessable. They can haul things. They can pull some things. But I CANNOT picture myself driving one.
I'm thinking a SUV or truck will do just fine. I can make it work, right? I can't see why not. I just don't have much of an argument there. I don't know who will win the debate, but I'll keep you posted as to what we decide.