My car is my home away from home. Let's just call it my mobile home, because that's really what it has become.
As a mom, I have to ensure I have back up of most things and you can already guess where the back ups are kept. That's right, in my car!
My daughter has ballet. She puts on her leotards and shoes and dashes out so we can leave pronto. Mommy is usually running late, so we need to step on it! Then she forgets her tap shoes. No. It's in the car where you left it since last week from the previous ballet class! Are you so excited? Especially since we are half way there and there is NO WAY I'm turning around to go back home!
My son plays soccer. Enough said!
But seriously, he needs everything, extra clothing, socks, balls and of course you have to count my chair and umbrella for soccer days.
I can't tell you how many times that boy would have forgotten his own feet if I didn't have a back up in my car!
I keep everything in my car: coupons (how else am I going to remember them?), writing pads, pens, extra coins (we all do that right?), umbrellas, snacks, water, sunscreen and extra sweaters!
The sweaters are a blessing when they leave home in the mornings thinking our fickle weather is going to be warm, and turns out to be biting cold!
I have a schoolroom in my car too! I call it a school in a backpack. My daughter always need something to do when she goes out with me, to soccer or after her ballet, while waiting somewhere or at the store. So having this backpack with books and writing materials, crayons, pencils and everything school worthy, does help to pass the time and keeps me sane from the 'I'm booored", "mom what can I do?" laments that goes on and on. I got wise and figured I'd better pack a bag!
My car is also very old and falling apart. I try not to worry about it, but I know we'll need a new vehicle soon. I hope it will be a 7-seater because I want to have more children and will need the space, especially for the storage. Where that money is going to come from? Only God knows.
However I have my eye on the sleek Kia Sorento! Just feast your eyes on this beauty! (Unless you already have one, just be quiet and don't rub it in) I hope they have it in my color!
How do you entertain your children while in the vehicle?
One day I'll probably get a new vehicle. I'll love it. And come to think of it, I do remember when we first met, my husband had promised to buy me a car. Want to wager that he doesn't remember it? But how on earth could a gal forget such a lovely promise? Oh well.
The next best thing would be for me to be able to purchase one myself. Ahh the pride of hard work and ownership.
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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure