Clean Cars Make Happy Moms
I LOVE buying new cars. I don’t know if it’s that new car smell, or the clean interior…or how shiny everything is. No longer do I have to drive with the smell of dirty cleats, hand (and foot) prints all over the leather and windows. It’s paradise!
Driving the car, I feel more polished, more sophisticated, and more beautiful. My confidence soars, and I feel like I’ve moved from middle-class, working mom to high-flying debutante. My hair and makeup look perfect, my outfit looks cute, and I have a lot of friends.
Back to Reality
Well, unfortunately, I am a middle-class, working mom…so I don’t get to buy a new car very often. Actually, I don’t get to buy a new car EVER. When I do get to buy a car (which is rare), I get a new-for-me car.
Because I am a working mom, my new-for-me car doesn’t keep that new car smell for long. No matter how hard I try, I can’t get the kids to understand that the car is not a trash can. Very quickly the clean interior gets smudged, and the windows look like the kids have been finger-painting with peanut butter.
As the car gets dirtier, I get more stressed. I start to hate being in the car. I hate driving to work, running errands, and even shopping (shocking, I know). We all know, moms (working or stay-at-home) spend a lot of time in their cars.
One day the boys and I visited the new Ollie’s Bargain Outlet they built in our town. I’d never been in an Ollie’s so I was curious. Ollie’s carries closeout products for super cheap prices. We bought a 64 pack of crayons that were taped shut…and ended up going home with 64 light brown crayons. Lovely!
Despite the occasional purchasing horror, I still found really cool things in there. One of which was an interior car cleaner. It wasn’t a brand I recognized, but to be honest, I don’t really know much about interior car cleaners (besides Armor All).
My next free day (probably a week or two later), I took the cleaner outside and scrubbed the inside of the car. O.M.G!!! It smelled just like a new car. It was amazing!!
Of course, I couldn’t stop there so the boys and I drove to the car wash, and then vacuumed the car and threw away the trash that we found stuffed under the seats.
I was in heaven!
For the next few days I felt amazing! It was just as life-altering as getting a new hair-cut, or a great pair of jeans that make your butt look awesome. Words can’t express!
The next Saturday, we cleaned the car again…and again, I felt amazing!
Then life got in the away and we missed a few weeks…and then a few more weeks.
One day I realized I was getting that stressed “I hate my car feeling.”
This weekend…my goal is to focus on cleaning the car again.
Clean cars make happy moms!