Friday, March 13, 2009

Mom Rides

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The day I had to take Becca to the ER, I was borrowing a neighbor's car, because one of ours was broken and John had my car. So, anyway, I was in their car and I was astounded. It was spotless and it smelled new. I was SHOCKED. They have three year-old twins! How was the car clean?

Because my car? Is NAS-TAY.

It is also really ghetto. The automatic locks are all jacked up and one door does the opposite of all the other doors. When I press lock, Andrew's door unlocks and vice versa. Also, I can't get my key to work in one of the doors and sometimes it doesn't work in any door, only on the trunk. I'm just waiting for the day when the car is all locked up and I have to climb through the trunk to get to my seat.

I decided to clean out my car last weekend. I cannot believe the disgustingness that was in there. Pieces of various meals, congealed. Wrappers, crumbs, trash. Trash. TRASH. I cleaned it up as best I could, but the coffee stains on the carpet are still there. So are the pine needles from the time we transported a dead pine tree to the dump. I would love to have it really detailed, but we all know that is pointless. A week later and it will be trashed again. That's what happens with 90% of your time in the car is spent handing food to the backseat.

11 comments:

Erin said...

Brett cleaned out his car last weekend. It took him like TWO HOURS. And now I am SO JEALOUS. My car is totally disgusting. It's embarrassing. There's at least a cup each of fishy crackers, chex cereal, crusty milk, crushed leaves, and three cups of gravel (WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?). Gross.

Mandy said...

I just bought a brand new car - and there is a NO FOOD rule in Mom's New Car. So far, so good (it's only been three weeks). When we went to test drive my new car, we took Hannah's car seat out of my old (nasty, messy) car and when we tipped it over there was at least ten tons of crap that came flying out onto the middle of the sales lot - crumbs, broken barrets, about fifty pennies, you name it. Our sales guy,thankfully, is a father of two young children and just laughed it off, but it was beyond embarrasing. I fear for my new upholstery with New Englad mud season upon us.....yikes! BTW - love thr video of Becca singing - Hannah watched it about a billion times last night!

Katie said...

Mandy, I know EXACTLY what you mean. Every time I take out the carseat I am horrified. HORRIFIED. by what falls out of it. Kids are so gross!

Anonymous said...

Hilarious! Sounds like John needs to look at new cars. You go girl!
Love,
SA Srammy
PS Could it be that the green sh__t mobile stayed in John's blood?

sgtsharp said...

Leather Seat!! Way easy to clean! and floor mats from cabeleas! But I know all to well about shit on the seats
Love the video!

Marie Green said...

Ha, ha, so THAT'S how my vehicle got the way it did- the good folk at pimp my ride! Did you know that they used MY van for that video? Actually, they had to clean it up a bit for that shoot.

Natalie said...

Some people are car people. Really. Remember all those families, growing up, who spent a Saturday or Sunday afternoon washing cars. EVERY weekend during nice weather? People still do that. I have friends who clean their car once or twice a week. We are not those people. We never will be and I've come to terms with it. Like Mandy, I have rules when we first buy a car and they hit the shitter w/in a month. I cannot drive on the marginal here w/screaming kids. There is no place to pull over unless I want to dive into the ocean. Food or gum will be thrown at the kids. It's one of the deadliest roads in Europe (from what EVERYONE here tells me and I believe it b/c I've traveled throughout Europe a bit) and I will do what it takes to shut them the hell up.

Anyway, I'm considering having our car detailed every three months no matter what it costs. I just don't care anymore. I'm too damn lazy to get outside during naps and clean the car. I have better things to do. Like nap myself, start dinner, read a book, stare out the window, talk on the phone, watch TV or waste precious time on the internet. All of it is better time spent than cleaning my car.

The Quinn Report said...

That is EXACTLY why I asked Andrew to switch me cars so I could have the "older" 4Runner back. HELL-O....the new Subaru is white with WHITE interior. What on earth were we thinking????

Laura said...

I'm sure your neighbor was freaked out about you borrowing her car so she dashed it over to be detailed before you took it. That's got to be it.

Tracy said...

You have been in my car...ENOUGH SAID! of course, mine has a treasure somewhere.. THere is a diamond pendant somewhere. I know exactly where it fell, but for the life of me can not find it. I tore my car up (even more than it was) trying to find it.

Angela said...

Joel is ALWAYS complaining about our van. And he is saying that the biggest mess is under my seat. I don't think I am that messy!