My first car was a new VW Bug, shiny Navy Blue with tan interior, awesome sound system with 6 CD changer, a vase for my fake flower next to the steering wheel. My Parents gave me the car on one condition - that I drove my younger brothers to school and any activities. David was in Kindergarten and Andy Preschool. The first thing I did after the initial excitement was to print up rules to "Myky's Car" I still have a couple somewhere, but I went to the trouble of laminating them at my mom's school... No Food, no Drinks other than water, I choose the Music - will accept requests (My brothers went through a Maroon 5 phase where I heard 'The phone song 5,000 times) I was tough and sometimes mean but always loving and an awesome sister!
My have things have changed... I drive so much with Maggie and usually she's very good but when she requests cereal I'm so proud she signed I will give her what she asked for. And she's not a clean eater... My Car usually smells like peanut butter panda puffs despite my efforts... And if she doesn't like the music she lets me know!
I used to waste a lot of energy worrying but I got over it! I've resolved the fact my life may never be clean and organized again - Life with children