Just put that shit anywhere, kids, you're in mom's car!
Why is it so impossible to keep the car clean with little people around? I'll tell ya... because fighting about cleaning out the car everyday is worse than taking half an hour to clean the damn thing out once a week (month). I am literally swimming in wrappers, cups, blankets, homework, and stuffed animals by Thursday, and with every trip we take, driving becomes that much more of a challenge. It is quite literally a trash can on wheels. Sometimes I worry if I get pulled over if the police officer will go back to his car and contact A&E to get me some help. "Ma'am, you're either prepared for a blizzard in May, own a stuffed animal store, have fourteen children that only eat cereal bars, or are a real-life hoarder. Regardless... there is a problem."
Dad cars are impeccable. Washed, waxed, and without crap inside. S&P Fox can hear a skittle drop in the backseat and grounds the kids from eating in the truck for 6 months (👈 that is no exaggeration). The kid will be in the next grade before he can chew gum in his vehicle again. I'm pretty sure he put a reminder in his phone to be sure he enforced the whole sentence. Way to be tough, honey. I'll say it works though. Our kids are way more considerate of his pimped out ride than they are of my dirty taxicab.
I kind of see it as a pick my battles kind of thing, though. I can allow toys and shit in my car, and get to listen to my tunes and belt out Celine in peace... OR I can forbid anything in my car and hear "I'm hungry... I'm bored... He's breathing my air" and play KidzBop on repeat to keep them happy. Choice seems clear to me. The next time you see a mom who opens her door and a naked Barbie falls out... don't judge. Give her a smile and a "good day" and move along. She is just thankful to have survived that 20 minute carline convoy to drop those monsters off at school. I love my little monsters, but damn if they aren't the messiest creatures I ever did meet 😳🚕🍬🍼🍟☠️
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