Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Car!

Today we're heading out to get this:



A few days before our trip, our car died. We surprised ourselves and decided to buy the above car on the night before we flew out on our vacation. Today's the day we get to pick it up & we're excited! :)

Now, I'm curious- how do you keep your car nice inside, with kids? Do you have rules? What are they? We're already thinking "no drinks- except for water"... any other ideas? I don't think we can say "no food" with kids who 'need' snacks.. ;)

5 comments:

  1. just make a point to bring in as much as you can every time you go in the house. like if you have groceries throw all the trash in one of the bags, it's easy to take the groceries out and then just chuck the bag with the garbage in it after. and only give non sticky snacks. crumbs are easy to vacuum.

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  2. Key is bringing everything back inside from the car when you come in. No leaving cups, toys, garbage, etc. It's tough to do this with kids, especially when you have to carry a baby inside, but if you involve them - "Don't get out until you grab what's around you!" - then that helps.

    I agree that you shouldn't prevent kids from eating in the car. It's necessary for mom sanity too! My car is NOT clean, and I know why :) I also know some people who do keep their cars uber-clean, and I say "no thank you!" when I see what it takes. My family needs to know that their feelings are more important than some crumbs! Or keeping the car clean in case someone else sees it. It's good to remember that the car is there to serve you, not the other way around. Don't become a slave to a clean car or allow immaculate interiors to be more important than your and your children's current state of happiness :) If your toddler is crying, give her a cracker. You can always vacuum later.

    Off my soapbox.

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  3. Sounds like good advice- take stuff inside as much as possible, and only crummy snacks (not sticky/wet ones)..

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  4. Sounds like good advice- take stuff inside as much as possible, and only crummy snacks (not sticky/wet ones)..

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  5. I saw your new car this morning as we drove past. Looks AWESOME!

    Avoid things that will smell bad... thats my only advice. Milk spillage a few days later not a nice aroma ...

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