No! My Car Is Not A Trash Receptacle!

No! My Car Is Not A Trash Receptacle!

If you are a parent you may understand why I get so frustrated why my 7-year-old who believes that my car is a trash receptacle. Every day when I pick him up from school he requests that I bring with me TWO snacks. I don’t get the usual, run, hug, and I love and miss you mom. I get “did you bring me a snack? Two snacks? What did you bring me?”

My sweet, sweet child is always hungry and is skinny as a rail. He is a human garbage disposal. Every time we drive somewhere I come fully equipped with snacks. My son is really great at eating but he is not great at throwing away his trash.

One day I became so frustrated because I looked in the back of my car and there was trash everywhere, along with random remnants of food. Ugh, I cannot live like this! “Sweet child you must clean up your trash or you cannot eat in my car anymore!”

Okay, I may have exaggerated a bit. I am not a hoarder or a fast food junky. This is bad!

Okay, I may have exaggerated a bit. I am not a hoarder or a fast food junky. This is bad!

My attempts at having him clean-up was exhausting. I went online and searched garbage cans for vehicles. I purchased one that goes behind the front passage seat conveniently right in my sons line of vision. It is perfect and now my car is no longer a trash receptacle, thank goodness.

My car look more like this. Now I don't feel so bad after looking at the last car, yikes.

My car looks more like this. Now I don’t feel so bad after looking at the last car, yikes.