The other day I was taking the kids to school in the morning. When they hopped out, some stuff fell out too and had to be picked up and put back in by one of the kids. Have you ever had that happen? Like we aren't conspicuous enough, with six kids dashing out, while I wave my arms in a circle saying "Go go go!" like a chubby drill sergeant in a dress and barefeet.* Today when I dropped my kids off, the teacher in carpool, remarked, "Wow. It's like a clown car. They just keep coming."
So, I decided to clean my van out, to try to deflect a little of the embarrassment (at least the mivi-van related embarrassment.) This was the pile of stuff that was in the van but didn't belong there, after the trash was thrown away. Amazing, I know. I would like to highlight a few of these items. Besides the library book in the front, which has cost me at least $20 in twenty-five cents a day late fees (so worth it for the random facts Oliver can now spout when he is supposed to be doing "more important things" like homework or finding a pair of socks for school), there are a number of note-worthy items.
Note the title, and then note the teeth marks on the bottom right corner. Lemon Sugar does not approve.
See these comforters? They were left at my Dad's house in JUNE during a cousin sleepover. They were just retrieved last week. What have Gabe and Oliver been using for blankets in the meantime? I dunno, dirty towels or something. Who knows.
And one of my favorites. An RC car that has been broken for YEARS. The perfect toy to bring in the van.
Dozens of markers and broken pencils
Every scrap of paper used at church
Amazon packages that were supposed to be returned
A neck pillow that was brought for relief on a strenuous 2 hr drive across the border to Virginia