“Mom Cars” have Swag
We all know what I’m talking about. The “mom car” stereotype has been around for ages, and it hasn’t always been pretty. However, the modern mom has plenty of decent car options, particularly as the SUV has finally come to the rescue of every mom trapped behind the wheel of a clunky van. But just for kicks, let’s go back a bit…
As a young child, my siblings and I would pile into a beat up gray station wagon with wood trim along the side (oh yes, it really was that
ugly beautiful). I vividly remember fighting for the back seat because you could face the rear of the car. Not only was it an entirely different riding experience to face the back, but I was able to squish my face and stick out my tongue at the innocent drivers behind us-arguably the best form of entertainment for any child while riding in a car. Then came the caravan and minivan in my household. Pilot seats were covetable; but as the youngest, I was lucky to graze my leg past it on the way to the backseat…
I have so many memories in those “mom cars” and when I saw this video campaign for Toyota featuring “The Sienna Family” a couple years back, I couldn’t help but laugh. With over 11 million views, “Swagger Wagon” is hard to miss. But if for some unknown reason you missed this viral video or need a reminder/laugh, check it out.
What is your favorite “mom car” memory? What swag do you drive now?