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Update, of sorts

Things currently in the back of my car:

  • One bag of assorted bathing suits, towels, goggles, and a Star Wars bathrobe for Owen's twice-weekly Mommy and Me swim lessons.

  • One bag of snow pants, gloves, long socks and a bike helmet for Mia's twice-weekly ice skating (and my once-weekly ice skating).

  • One bag holding a bat, t-ball tee and an incredibly heavy first base that honks when you stomp on it, plus a large barrel holding balls, ice packs, and a first aid kit for Owen's t-ball team of which I am somehow the manager.

  • Two cases of beer and seven bottles of wine for my Bunco group, which I am hosting next week.

  • A new toilet fill valve and flapper for the powder room toilet which has taken to singing when you flush it. Anybody wants an operatic toilet let me know and I'll send you the old parts.

  • A roll of paper towels, because you never can tell when somebody is going to puke in the car.

  • A full change of clothes for both children, see above.

  • A picnic blanket, because you never can tell when you will need to have a picnic.

  • Eight reusable grocery bags.

  • Four crayons, three goldfish (one smushed), a fruit snack wrapper, rogue bits of mulch from the last time I hauled mulch, a lone Elmo Go Fish card, half of one of those gelatinous window stick on things which I believe used to be an Easter egg, and an ice scraper.

Comments (9)

Good to hear from you. From the list I can see why we haven't heard much. You sound incredibly busy! Did Chris mention that I'm going to be a Grammie? So excited! Due date is in June!!!

I am surprised at the relatively low number of smushed crackers.

My advice - get some kites. They are on sale now and on a sunny windy day, you'll be glad you have them. Every car needs kites.

So what you're saying is that you've been partying hard.

Nice to hear from you - I can see you've been very busy since you last posted and welcome back - I've missed you! :)

I have a car similar to this, which is why when I next get a new one, I need a bigger one (DH doesn't understand this concept as he only has a map and umbrella in his boot/trunk). I am slightly worried though that you don't have the following:
Wet wipes
Stick on heat pads that activate when you pull the sticky layer off the back (I have a dodgy neck!)
Spare wiper blades
Insect remover spray
Garden fork (I have an allotment)
And most worrying (for me at least) disposable urine bottle....... (which I hasten to add is for my 7 year old son who has limited bladder control and is incapable of having a pee before we get on the highway...

and a partridge in a pear tree....

yup, mom-car. me too. plus a sandwich-sized container of "emergency" snacks: granola bars, goldfish, dried fruit. we do our best!

Hi Beth!

So nice to hear from you! Hope you come post again, I have been missing you.

Wet wipes, sunscreen, a baseball hat for everyone, rain jackets, hoodies, umbrellas.

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