What’s in Your Car?

Growing up, there was always a pink blanket in the trunk of the family car. It took up a lot of space, but it was impossible to remove it, because what if the car broke down in winter? We would all have to hide under the covers while we waited for help. Driving without a blanket is just a nuisance.

This, of course, never happened, and I did not continue the tradition. But I always think of the trunk of my car as a place to carry my essentials with me. I wouldn’t go anywhere without jumper cables, and I’ve used mine a few times over the years – sometimes to be a good Samaritan, sometimes to ask to jump myself. When I lived in dorms and apartments, I always kept a child-sized snow shovel in the trunk so I could dig out of the storm.

Now that I have kids, there is much more going on than just emergency gear. I’m not going to leave home without diapers, nail trimmers or about 37 dolls. What’s in your car?


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