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Usually when you think of a pair of undies in the back seat of a car it’s because there was some hanky-panky going on among people who were either too young, too drunk, or too cheap to get a hotel room — or they were just trying to rekindle that high-school feeling.
For parents, there is a different meaning.
A couple of years ago (before I was a mother) a friend of mine pulled up in her Caddy to pick up some of my friends and me for a lunch outing. I hopped in back, sliding down to the other end on the leather seat. I found something I didn’t expect; a pair of girls underwear lying, in all their glory, on the backseat.
My friend, the mother, was mortified — for a moment. Then, she brushed it away and said that her daughter had to do a quick change in the car on the way to after-school sports.
It’s the typical busy family syndrome.
Well, it’s happened to me.
Last night, I took my car up to the grocery store. As I leaned in to place the groceries in the back seat, I spotted a pair of tiny, blue, car underwear. How on earth did those get there? Too many reasons come to mind (we just returned from an out of town trip), but the truth is that I was mortified. Thank goodness I was alone.
The next time you’re considering using the backseat for anything other than a car ride, remember that it can lead to a different type of underwear lying around in the near future.