Oh Mom Taxis! How you are ridiculed, but are oh so needed. We like to joke that if a tsunami hit our vehicles and swept them to the top of the Andes, we could survive out of them for weeks. For mothers, our car/minivan/SUV is not just a people mover, it is so much more. But don’t get us wrong, we move a lot of people.
10 Things About Our Mom Cars
Wish it doubled as a time machine since scouts AND soccer both start at 4pm.
2. Command Central
This pretty much captures it. Go ahead, click on it to really appreciate the accuracy.
3. Roadie Van
There is no time to go home between activities! You must move from swimming to band to volleyball. In between, you need to drop off the school project that is too big to go in on the bus and drop the cereal off at the food pantry (one box might be missing because you forgot it was your turn for team snacks). Food is in the cooler because there is no time to stop. The golf umbrella is there to keep you all dry when that rainstorm mercifully strikes and cuts practice short.
4. Happy Meal Toy Graveyard
Okay, sometimes there’s time to stop for food, but not without consequences.
5. Locker Room
Sometimes to make the schedule work, you gotta change in the car. With all of those cleats, it also smell like a locker room. Thanks for asking.
6. Hydration Station
This is typical, but not authentic. Ellen had to stage this photo because her husband recently cleaned the 19 water bottles out of her car. THAT is the truth.
7. Mobile First Aid Unit
All the supplies from that little compartment in the the floor. For real. Except for the boogie board. But while we’re on the subject, never go out on the beach without a flotation device. Riptides are scary people.
8. Lay-A-Way Department
Erin drove around for weeks with those Christmas gifts in the back of her minivan without her kids being the wiser. Until now. Mental note, must find new hiding spot this year.
9. Entertainment Center
We’ve heard stories about road trips before on-board entertainment centers. Shudder.
10. Brings Home The Bacon
For Ellen, this is quite literal because it’s the family business.
By Ellen Williams Erin Dymowski