Thirty years ago, Chrysler Corporation, improbably rebounding from a near-death experience, built and sold the first modern minivan. To celebrate, the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan is available with a new 30th Anniversary Edition trim package, and as the resident dad-with-kids reviewer here at Autobytel, guess who got the keys for this assignment, despite having just reviewed the Grand Caravan last year.
Thaaaaaat’s right. Me.
So I did what most dads-with-little-kids do when they’re in Southern California and have a set of keys to a Dodge Grand Caravan. I drove it to Disneyland during the morning rush-hour with a DVD of “Frozen” playing on the rear-seat entertainment screen and a couple of princesses singing as loud as they possibly could while secured in the second-row Stow ‘N Go captain’s chairs.
Now, to some of you that might sound like a hellish way to spend a day, but let me share with you daddies out there a lesson I learned the hard way. (It’s a long story.) Time passes in what seems like an instant. One moment you’re changing a poopy diaper, and the next you’re attending high school graduation ceremonies. Enjoy every single minute you can, especially when they’re young. It will help to keep you that way.