Because you know you want to.
Nobody tells you it will be this hard. There's a lot written about that tug of pride and loss as you wave your kid goodbye on her first day of kindergarten or after leaving her at the college dorm? But no-one ever tells you how hard it will be to say goodbye to your 15-year-old minivan.
The biggest single step any nation has taken to fight global warming is working. Now if the auto industry -- finally selling cleaner cars and making real profits -- would just stop fighting it.
After any valiant effort to clean the car, I enforce strict rules. I announce that the dog is no longer allowed in the main area of the van, and whatever the kids bring in the van, they must bring out. I'm a real stickler. For a few days. Then my kids break me.
And that could be why some men are so loath to end up in one. In an alternate universe, minivans could be the ultimate sign