Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Black Hole

The mister and I made a run to Costco Friday night without the kids.  As we were loading our purchases in the van I noticed something suspicious peaking out from the back seat...
This is the very last row of seats in our van. 

...and yes, that is a gallon of milk.

It wasn't open or leaking or anything bad but it got me to thinking.  The last time I had purchased milk was about a week earlier.  Which means that it must have shifted on the way home and I missed it when I unloaded.  I usually have a few little helpers bringing stuff in for me so I didn't keep track of how many gallons made it into the house that day.

One week-- ONE SOLID WEEK, this milk has been driving around in the back seat of our van.  I asked the kids about it and they claimed that they didn't notice it.

Um... you didn't notice an entire gallon of milk just floating around in the back seat?

How is that even possible?

Which proves that minivans are pits of darkness.  If you want something forgotten, just pass it to the back seat.  Your backseat is a virtual time capsule of random stuff you never want to remember.  Chicken Nugget from 2001-- I'm sure we've got one.  Last year's happy meal toy? We've got a stash.  Old DS cartage?  We've got oodles wedged between the seats.  Need a pen?  Check under the seat.

Just nasty.

If you are reading this and have not had the pleasure of driving with children in your car-- don't judge.  Just wait, it will happen to you too.  I promise.


Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

You forgot the smashed piles of fruit snacks and other various treats. I "get" to clean out the car every few months, and yeah, they get so gross. My front seat is all nice, but beyond that... I have no idea why kids think it's totally fine to drive around surrounded by that crap. Yucky!

Lyndsay said...

I would just like to point out that the back seat of your van looked VERY clean - minus the random milk jug. I wish my car would look that clean.

Glad my kids aren't the only ones that are oblivious. =)

Crystal said...

Your car is miraculously clean compared to mine... when it was just me and my husband. We'd clean it before trips, and that's about it. Milkshake cup from the previous summer? Check. Winter gloves? Check. Stacks of junk mail? Yep, those too. We once left a bag of potatoes in the trunk in the winter. Frozen and thawed potatoes stink. Badly.

Tiffany said...

I've lost a five pound yes five pound bag of potatoes. Don't judge people!!!

One Desperate Mom said...

I don't have a minivan (I refuse to succumb). Anyway, I found a week old cataloupe in the back of my Durango. It was wedged in the space for the headrest of my always folded down third row seat. I went looking for the source of the horrendous smell.

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