At pretty much any given moment, you can bet I have a messy car. When I say messy, I mean pretty gross. I do clean it fairly frequently but that cleanliness lasts about 5 minutes if I’m lucky. I used to be humiliated by my car’s mess but now, like any good mom, I’ve learned to justify it’s horrifying condition and have actually found some GOOD in having a dirty car.
- You’re prepared for anything – You have it all in your car: napkins and wet wipes if someone’s dirty, toys and coloring books if someone’s bored, snacks and drinks if someone’s hungry or thirsty, extra sweatshirts and coats if someone’s cold, a blanket and a pillow if someone’s tired, an extra change of clothes including underwear and socks if some gets wet…the list is endless BUT no matter what life throws at you, you’ve got it covered.
- You always have extra change just in case – If you desperately need a snack or drink at a kid’s game, a burger at the drive-through, a stick of gum, money for parking, or something from a vending or coin machine, you can scrounge up enough change out of your cup holders and floors to pay for it. Granted the change can be gross but at least you didn’t have to pull out of the drive-through when you realized you forgot your wallet.
- Your kids will have healthy immune systems – If they can spend time in your car among the filth, they’ll be exposed to enough germs to build healthy immune systems. This also means less time home from school which means a better education.
- Other moms will feel comfortable around you – No one likes a mom with a clean car. Since normal moms have messy cars, they don’t have to feel bad about theirs after they’ve seen yours. Keep your car messy for the sake of your friendships.
Tell me, is your car messy? Can you think of any more justifications to ease my mind about my dirty car?
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