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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wait. I should put WHAT there?

I was vacuuming out my car yesterday and was reminded of the following experience which I will now share with you......

About 6 years ago Hubs and I were shopping for a new minivan. I was pregnant with Child 2 and we had a 3 year old Child 1 in tow. We were obviously the perfect minivan buyers: young child, child on the way, eventual soccer mom, etc. and the sales guy was workin us hard to make the sale. He proudly showed off the features of this car (that we eventually bought, but not from this guy. sorry) and I shit you not, the experience went like this:

"You pull down this container from above your head to store your sunglasses. Or, you could put Cheerios in there."
"If you lift up the floor mats you'll find some more compartments for storage. You could put Cheerios in there."

"There are 427 cupholders. You could put Cheerios in there."

"See the pockets on the back of the chairs? You could put Cheerios in there."

I remember there was another pregnant couple there, and I said "Why does this guy keep talking about Cheerios?" They didn't get it, either.

But. I get it now. Oh... how I get it now.

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EDIT: These are NOT pictures of my actual car. I googled "honda odyssey interior" to find these pictures. THIS is a picture of my actual car. Hey, look! CHEERIOS!!


EDIT 2: By the way, I counted the number of empty ketchup packets that I removed while I was cleaning the other day. There were 10 of them.



22 comments:

@jencull said...

I am a bit disappointed that you got it, I was rushing through so that I could share my little gem of wisdom!! Oh well, guess he had kids and I guess cherios are a worldwide phenomenen! Jen

Lynn MacDonald said...

Hahaha...the interesting thing about Cheerios is that even if you don't put them anywhere, they end up EVERYWHERE!!! I built a brand new house and Cheerios just show up!

Kimberly said...

And you can put Cheerios up your nose -- betcha know that one now too, right?

Karla Telega said...

Did Cheerios come standard with the van, or was that considered fully loaded?

julie said...

Too funny. My kids tended not to PUT Cheerios anywhere in the car, but instead to SMEAR Cheerios in places I couldn't reach with Windex and paper towels.

(assuming I'd been even remotely interested in cleaning their chewed up, slobber-smeared Cheerios from my car in the first place.

Which I wasn't.)

Still. I swear the kids tried to get their filth in the exact places I couldn't clean.

We still have that car even though my kids are now too old for Cheerios. But I'm making them sit in their filth.

That'll teach them.

bbsmum said...

I happen to know that you can also push Cheerios straight in your diaper which is more efficient because it cuts out the whole stage of ... wait, is that too much information?

Amanda Broadfoot said...

Are these pictures of the inside of your minivan?? OUR minivan looks like we just opened the door and threw handfuls of Cheerios in there.

My next-door-neighbor (whose kids are now in college) told me that when they were preschoolers, she once heard something scratching around under the seat of her van and she had her husband pull out the seat and (I kid you not) found a family of mice living in a nest of Cheerios.

Big Daddy Autism said...

I still wake up with Cheerios stuck to my face. I swear, when my kids turn 40 I'll still be pulling a few strays out of my underwear. Assuming I start wearing underwear some day.

Laura said...

Oh my gosh...poor guy. :D

Rebecca said...

Know how sometimes autistic kids don't always get when to quit?

Or you know how sometimes OCD people just never know when to quit?

Right wing bastard said...

When my kids discovered skittles, I had no idea that they are virtually impossible to remove from between the seat cushions and inside that place where the seat belt thing is.

Amanda Broadfoot said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! It's like my van is looking in a mirror. I feel much better :-)

jillsmo said...

Even the ketchup packets??

RacersMommy said...

lol good lord its like my van (when we had one) has a twin!

I'll trade the ketchup packets for fruit snack wrappers and lunchable boxes though.

Right wing bastard said...

That could be my Land Cruiser from only a few years ago. Now it's stuffed animals, french fries and pencils.

Not Just Another Mother Blogger! said...

I don't even have a van, and my kid doesn't even LIKE Cheerios, and we still have cheerios all over our car. It's some sort of Space-Time Continuum thing, I just know it!

Oh yeah, and I clicked on that Mommyblog button!

Jen said...

I was about to cry thinking those were pics of your actual car (aka, how my husband thinks my car should look). I am so happy to see the last pic and know I am not alone. HA.

Lynn said...

Oh no. Not the picture of your car again. Hasn't the Health Dept condemned that thing yet?

Cheryl D. said...

Haha! That makes my car look good--and that's saying a lot! That cool that you have so many places to put Cheerios!

KLZ said...

Oddly enough, I really want some fries now.

Jessica said...

How did you get pictures of the inside of my van? The shop-vac is calling my name but I'm plugging my ears.

Mad Housewife said...

Are you sure I haven't babysat for your children in the past? lol My former employer drives a Honda Odyssey and it looks just like yours! ;-) Actually, my car does too.

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