Sunday, February 03, 2013

The Mummification of a Car

Even if you can't spot its harried driver, you can tell a car belongs to a mother and is frequently used to ferry kids around when...

... there are dirty kid-sized socks in the coffee holder...


... and a  peek under the armrest reveals a lost Dora slipper that has been the cause of much whining in the recent past.


Of course, the car seats are a dead giveaway too.

On a related note: If you're hitching a ride with me and bringing your own coffee, you're probably better off hanging on it because the coffee holders have seen better days and often play host to a variety of suspect, not to mention smelly, objects.

16 comments:

  1. LOL! Totally relate!

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  2. LOL - Thanks for the warning :)

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  3. The proof of my kid ferrying car is in the kurmura, painted papers, caps, pencils, cars.....

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    1. My car is relatively free from food debris because I have a strict no-eating-in-the-car rule. Plus, I pay someone to clean it from top to bottom once a week :-)

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  4. ha ha... i even hav a stapler and box of staple pins which were brought in to staple some project sheet.

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    1. LOL! Yeah, if that went to my car for any reason, it would probably be months before it made it back home.

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  5. ‘Must-have’ car accessories for the mommy to have a good drive, I soppose! Nice post!

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    1. Really? Dirty socks? I think noise reduction headphones might be a more useful accessory :-P

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  6. I am getting there! I have sticky chocolate debris and biscuit crumbs all over the car!

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    1. Ugh. Food mess I cannot handle. I rarely allow them to eat in the car, helps that most of our drives are super short

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  7. Totally, loved the description. Can relate to it totally

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  8. Absolutely. These are exactly two of the disgusting things that seem to live in my car. Its super annoying. I am carrying a billion things every time from the car to home so I never manage to have enough arms to ferry this stuff as well (not that I want to. I refuse to take responsibility for, especially, the socks). Gah, Kids.

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    1. Exactly! I am never 'hands-free' when going from car to home so much of this stuff stays in the car for days, sometimes months.

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  9. Aha! That's where the missing lizard chappal must be *smacks self for missing the obvious* However, I'm too scared to stick my fingers down there. I'm sure the peanut-pretzel-cheese goop beneath has mutated into an angry monster with an appetite for dirty socks and half-eaten crayons. I know, food in the car -- totally gross. But that rule was hurled out of the window, along with several others (rules I mean), when the second kid came along. Maybe if I have a third, I won't notice the piling dishes or laundry.

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  10. This looks EXACTLY like my colleague's car. She has a 3 yrs old daughter.:)

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  11. This is so TRUE. Distress over lost Dora slippers, I know what you are talking about

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