Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WFMW: what's in our van & gas tank help!

While it feels like we PACK everything in the house when we head off for an afternoon...

there are a few things we find sooo important on a trip (even a quick one) that we just keep in the van:)

The potty seat is a must have.... it's more like our kids' traveling porta john with the wipes and handsanitizer right there!

There have been plenty of times we've made it through the store and as soon as we get to the car a kiddo has to potty... not about to drag all 4 back into the store:) Or when the park potty is a hike away and I have the kids by myself.

And NO that's not reading material... LOL!!! We have a workbook in the car. It's actually a fun little book that the kids and I have worked in while waiting in the car for Brian to visit at the hospital or grab some groceries.

My other favorite carry-alongs are in the passenger door pocket!!! Gotta have some

  • Deo on-the-go

  • Simple first aid kit

  • Hairbrush

  • Bug Spray

  • and usually we have some sunscreen tucked in there, too!

And of course you already know about THIS... right?

In vehicles near your gas gauge there is a picture of a gas dispenser. I figured it told us which gauge is which.... but not so!!

I learned from husband, who learned from my random-knowledge-and-useful-fact knowing mother, that the picture of the gas dispense is actually telling you what side of the car your gas tank is located.

WHOA!! Did you know that??


bekahcubed said...

I never knew that about the gas tank--how handy!

Thanks for visiting bekahcubed.

Anonymous said...

I think I need to keep a potty chair in the car. Dustyn is just about potty trained, but it is a pain out and about.

Yes I did know that about the gas thing, but I used to work at a car dealer and my dad is a mechanic. :)

Jenny said...

LOL about the gas tank! I had no idea! My husband is always getting confused, because his car and my car are different. I'll have to tell him about this.

Great idea to have a potty seat.

Our Family said...

I didn't know that about the gas tank either!! I'm so glad you shared! :)

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

I love the tip about the gas tank! I realized that with our new car. It's not the case in older cars, but post-2000 it seems to be pretty widespread. So nice to remember for rental cars!