Okay, okay, so I already did the contents of my purse before & after kids post and this is the same idea. Before kids = empty, while after kids = clutter explosion. You get it.
But I have to write this post. I need to publicly share the contents of the car mobile trashcan parked in my driveway. Because the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.
And I have a problem.
The contents of my car before I had kids:
My car had an emergency kit (one of those pre-packaged ones that was six years expired) and also an umbrella. That was all. The trunk was a massive dark cave of emptiness. The way trunks are meant to be.
And here are the contents of my car, after having kids:
Sure, there are things like a stroller, sand toys and extra diapers. That is all normal.
But this stuff? Not normal:
Extra clothes (pants, shirts, socks) for a newborn. It has been 2 years since I had one of those. However, the next time I encounter a situation where a newborn needs a pair of pants? I will save the day.
Three pairs of shoes that do not fit my kids. We go shoe shopping. They get new shoes. Exciting! They wear them out of the store. Old shoes go in car. No motivation to take them in the house because nobody needs to wear them. So the old shoes lay in the new shoes' boxes. Like cardboard coffins buried under jackets and blankets in the trunk. Forever. (Okay, not forever, I just wanted to be dramatic. The reason there are 3 pairs and not 4 is because the toddler grew into a pair outgrown by his older bro.)
A box of donation stuff from the last post-holiday purge, as in ten months ago. I have more boxes in the garage to donate and that is the problem. You see, I don't want to drop this box off until I have those boxes in my car. But the only time I remember to put those boxes in the car is when I'm already in the car and not at home.
So that should give you a good indication of how often I clean out my car.
Receipts, coffee cups, petrified snacks, toys, sweaters, hats, blankets, baby carriers, towels, sand, rocks and branches? Yes. Just, yes.
So, I hereby declare this to be "clean out your crappy car" day. I'm going to do it.
Anything in your car that shouldn't be?
Wait! Before you go clean out your car, there are only 3 days left to vote for me for "Funniest Mom Blog" so, ahem, please?
For those of you who already voted, thank you!
For those of you who are going to go vote right now, thank you!
For those of you who aren't going to vote no matter how much I bug you? We're cool. I'm just glad you're here. But seriously, please?