Yesterday I vacuumed my car. Not surprising at all, I found a ridiculous amount of dropped food, sucker sticks, play jewelry, a broken DVD, a sock and a handful of other random junk stuffed under the seats.
After spending several dollars on the job and sweating profusely, I made myself feel better by saying I couldn’t be the only one. I know I’m not the only mom whose car stays a mess. At least I hope I’m not.
Here are then things I hope are happening in every mom’s car, not just mine.
10 Things Happening In Every Mom’s Car
More than once you’ve climbed in the car only to have a Shopkin and/or one toy dinosaur firmly implanted in your behind.
The car seats that hold your precious cargo are so big they look like you routinely chauffeur around Formula One race car drivers.
There is always at least one stray french fry stuck between the seats and you know if you don’t find it before your 3 year old does, she’ll eat it.
The muddy foot prints on the back of the front seats look like a factory upholstery pattern.
You’ve wondered if the odometer is really just a tally of how many times you’ve said, “No, we’re not there yet,” or “Stop hitting your sister.”
You can never find a dollar to tip at the Starbuck’s drive thru, but you know if you vacuumed the car you’d suck up at least $72.18 in change. (And probably enough Skittles to wallpaper a small room.)
You once found an Easter egg under the seat… in October.
This snapshot from Raising Lemons sums it up pretty good!
The last time you got to drive the car and listen to a song that hasn’t been featured on the Disney channel was never.
If you need penicillin, you’re pretty sure there is a good batch growing in that McDonald’s cup you haven’t had time to throw away.
Your trunk is so filled with toys, strollers, changes of clothes for the kids and children’s sports equipment, if you ever have a flat tire you’ll just have to leave the car on the side of the road and buy a new one because you can’t get to the spare.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.