After spending an entire afternoon cleaning out our “home away from home” a couple years ago, Amanda and I penned this giggle instigator. 🙂 For a long time it hung on our van window. I just happened to spend another entire afternoon cleaning it again today, and I remembered it, so I decided to hang it up again and then share it with all of you. Have fun! (BTW, feel free to use this in your own cars. It is a humorous way to get people to think about the mess they are leaving in their area, and hopefully change their ways. 🙂 )
Rules for Travel
If you wish to take a journey
In this family van of ours,
You must memorize these principles
To preserve the happy hours:
1. If you spill crumbs on the floor-board
You must brush them all away
In consideration of the ones
Who cleaned it yesterday.
2. Be sure you never touch the windows
With a sticky, greasy finger
Because the nasty stain you leave
Will always seem to linger.
3. If you want some entertainment
As we travel the world around
You must put it in a tidy bag
Not exceeding twenty pounds.
4. When you wish for something to eat or drink
Don’t ask in a whiny way.
Take a moment to stop and think
What you are going to say.
5. The secret for a peaceful van
Is “Never scream or yell.”
Be sure to consider others’ ears
When you have something to tell.
6. The last rule (certainly not least)
When you board this van of brown
Is put on your best smile
And leave behind your frown.