Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Things I Found While Cleaning out the Minivan

The grandparents are taking our kids on a sleepover this weekend so the hubby and I can have a much-needed date night (can I get a HALLELUJAH??!!), but due to some transportation challenges, we will have to swap vehicles.  They get to drive our sticky, messy, dented minivan and Evan gets to drive their Focus which is not likely to be stained with apple juice or have a month old french fry crammed in the corner.

Not today. In fact, it is cold, windy, and miserable today. But, this goes to show you how long it has been since the van was cleaned at all.  Oops.

Because I love my in-laws and also because I would have been mortified to actually send the van to them in that condition, I took a solid five minutes out of my afternoon to go haul all the trash out of the Mom Mobile before turning it over to them.

Again, five minutes.

This is what I found.

  • a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
  • a used Band-Aid
  • 3 gloves  
  • 2 socks
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • a copy of Curious George 2 that has been missing for at least a month
  • the Sunday paper
  • a stale french fry
  • yellow yarn
  • my gym bag (Bahahaha!!!!)
  • a rotten apple core
  • earbuds
  • a Milwaukee Brewers bobble-head
  • 4 stickers from the checkout line at Target
  • a birthday card
  • Simba from The Lion King
  • a drawing of Moses leading the people of Israel through the desert
  • a coupon for a free dish of frozen custard at Culver's (score!) 
I find it adorable that there are people out there who are able to keep their vehicles clean.  I bet it's the same people who have their shirts ironed, their DVDs in alphabetical order, and the Tupperware drawer neatly stacked. 


(Before I get any nasty emails or comments, I am not really calling anyone a freak.  I'm merely expressing how foreign of a concept this is to me.  If anyone is a legitimate freak around here, it's clearly me.)

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