OK, so you might be wondering…what do you drive when you have that many kids?!! NO, not a school bus, not even a shorty one!
Actually, I drive a 15 passenger Ford van with a high top. It is definitely not sporty or classy, but it does the trick! AND, I can stand up in that thing!
The seating is arranged for 11 people, we have no seats for friends right now. We have the option of putting in more bench seats, but for now I really like having a set of captains chairs in the middle row. I still have to buckle so many of the little ones, and so I like having the middle of the van accessable.
My sweet husband nicknamed our van “Zippy”. I think he was trying to make me feel better about having to drive a big, ugly, army green vehicle. I remember him saying something about “Zippy” being fast, sleek, and small. One of us was delusional!
We do have a nice 15″ cd player in the van that everyone, but myself, can see and enjoy. I can not tell you how many movies I have heard but not seen!
1 infant carrier
Although some of our kids are old enough to move up to the next seat stage, we prefer to keep them in the “safest” seat possible for as long as can be tolerated. Since my husband and I both worked in the ER, we tend to be overly cautious with moving vehicles.
So, my “hot mama” van pictures are here for all to see. AND that is how we get around with 9 children and two parents!