We saved our pennies and we’re going on a trip: two weeks near Laguna Beach. Oh joy!
But before we go, we have to clean out the car. I heard Click and Clack on Cartalk say that of all the people in the world, teachers have the messiest cars. At least, I think that’s what I heard. Anyway, I’d qualify, especially since I’m an art teacher that must carry stuff between schools.
Here is what I found in my car:
- two coffee mugs (dishwasher ready 🙂 )
- one thermos for water
- one broken turquoise necklace (fell off and broke in the junior high art room)
- three long plastic tapestry needles
- a set of pastels (chalk, not oil, thank goodness, in the hot car)
- two old to-go coffee cups
- seven pencils
- one scattered box of push-pins
- crumbs from January’s coffee-cake disaster
- nutshells from March’s field trip
- two dried-out water containers from May’s public-art project
- three stray crayons (unmelted, thank goodness)
- two armloads of classic movies, including “CasaBlanca,” “Invictus,” and “Girl with a Pearl Earring” (the list goes on…)
- two armloads of faculty-meeting notes (gone to the trash)
- three district professional-development books (gone to the back of the bookshelf for now) (not to the trash) (though I would if I thought I could)
- two small pencil sharpeners
- a stack of watercolor paper
- two art journals (mine)
- a box of journal markers (also mine, refer to “oh joy! for the upcoming trip)
- an old school sweatshirt
- and various unidentified nutshells and crumbs
- four half-empty water bottles, commercial
Well, that’s most of it. There were chapstick and chewing gum and coffee sticks and ugh! a half-eaten apple.
I’m washing and vacuuming as I go, and my Impala is almost ready for the two-day drive and two-week delight.
Click and Clack were right, I’m afraid. A teacher’s car, and especially an art teacher’s car, may be the worst of the lot.