Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The junk in my trunk

I'm driving around a loaner car from the dealership while my car is getting serviced. So when I rolled up to my son's soccer game last week, I didn't have my camp chair with me. Which got me to thinking about the trusty things that have occupied space in my trunk throughout my life. The things I felt I needed to have on hand at all times.
The loaner car...no junk in this trunk

In my early twenties, it was a simply a beach chair and towel. I was living at my parent's house and I certainly had access to the garage, but evidently, I couldn't be bothered to unload and reload anything. At a moment's notice, all I had to do was throw on a bathing suit and I was ready to hit the beach! Ahh, the life.

In my late twenties, I was married and a new homeowner. It seems I didn't jaunt over to the beach on a whim anymore, so I removed the rarely-used chair. Weekends were spent either doing house projects or hanging with friends. The trunk was empty and ready to haul back paint and supplies from Home Depot.

In my thirties, we started a family. I figured out that the back deck of my SUV made a great diaper changing table when we were on the go. I always had extra diapers and a change of baby clothes on the ready, not to mention a stroller.

And now, I've come full circle.

I'm back to carting around a chair...but not in the same carefree manner. It's for weekly soccer/football/baseball games. Also in my trunk are reusable grocery bags and extra old towels. Party on!

Clearly, my life has gone from carefree endeavors to more responsibility, as evidenced by my cargo.

What might the future hold for me, when the kids are in high school and beyond? An empty trunk? Some supplies for a new-found career or hobby? Perhaps, down the road, extra diapers and clothes once again for grandchildren?

What's in your trunk and what does it say about your life?


  1. Currently a large care package I made for my brother a month ago that I still haven't mailed. I think that about sums up my stage of life right now. :)

  2. You always make me smile Karin. Love this post... I always seem to have clothes that need to be donated in my trunk now.It tends to be a constant....